Last Tuesday, the residents of Poznan, Poland set a world record when they released 8,000 Chinese lanterns into the sky to mark the shortest night of the year — or what’s otherwise called Midsummer Night. The video above lets you see the lanterns in full flight. The image below offers a close-up view of a lantern before heading into the night sky…
Pat – Yeah, It’s summer in the northern hemisphere (for all I know you live in Australia), so this time of year it would be the longest day and the shortest night.
They tried to release 12000 lanterns in my homecity (Khabarovsk, Russia) on May,28, but they couldn’t and as I can see on the video, in Poznan this was better than in Khabarovsk.
this just blew my mind, AMAZING!
This year we wait for you during the most romantic night in Poland on the 21st of June to beat Guinness World Record. See you in Poznan!
Absolutely beautiful. We just sent sky lanterns into the sky for my Avi (great grandfather’s passing) to send him off to heaven. It was so beautiful and something everyone could participate in