The Yi Peng Festival occurs every year in Lanna (northern Thailand), where thousands of lanterns are lit and released into the sky to symbolize good luck, new beginnings, and quite literally, your problems and worries floating away from you into the night sky. I find the idea of this so romantic, and would do anything to witness this festival in real life. Can you imagine how lovely this would be – very surreal like a glowing dream land.
I actually think that this would be a really beautiful and symbolic thing to do at a wedding – for the couple to light a lantern together, and release it into the night. It would also be very cool for the guests to also light lanterns and release them with well wishes for the happy couple.
Enjoy some more breathtaking shots of this festival of hope: