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Will you be my Paper Lantern Valentine?

Valentine’s day is finally over, people selling so much chocolate and cards; however, in Playas de Tijuana, Valentine’s day was celebrated in a different way… Paper Lanterns.

Heart shaped lanterns were the Valentine's day special
Heart shaped lanterns were the Valentine’s day special

On February 15th (OK, a day after Valentine’s) people reunited in Playas de Tijuana to take part in an event that happens a couple times a year… paper lanterns. The lanterns cost $60 pesos (about $5) and come with the thing you need to burn. Don’t forget your lighter!

You need to let the lantern burn for a bit before it flies away
You need to let the lantern burn for a bit before it flies away

For the special occasion, there were heart and regular shaped lanterns, both types were red. Letting them go to fly away was an interesting experience and it was cool to see science working its magic.

People letting their lanterns fly away.
People letting their lanterns fly away.

I highly recommend the experience. Although I’m not too crazy about the environment impact the metal wires have, I do think it could be a fun activity with friends and family, and way better than being inside!

More lanterns flying away…

If you are interested in going to the next event in Playas (right south of the border fence, also a pretty cool thing to see), check out the Facebook page where I’ll be updating the events and keeping you posted on the next available date.

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