China brings its famous lantern festival to Pakistan with tons of other activities

China has brought its famous lantern festival to Pakistan to give Pakistanis a taste of China’s culture. The 90-day festival kick-started in Karachi on the eve of 14th August.

Hundreds of Karachites were gathered in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Park to witness this one of a kind festival with their children and elderly. The festival also paid tribute to Pakistan on the occasion of its 71st independence day.

With just an entry fee of Rs.300, you can witness the unique festival which is unlike anything you have ever seen in Pakistan. The best time to visit the festival is at night when the special structures made with lights shine brightly.

The festival also has tons of other activities including a food court, kids play area, photo booth and more.

Location of Pakistan China Lantern Festival

The Pakistan China Lantern Festival is taking place at the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Park, Karachi. It’s just next to the boat basin. You can use the map below to get there easily.

More about China’s Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival or the Spring Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar.

Usually falling in February or early March on the Gregorian calendar, it marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. As early as the Western Han Dynasty, it had become a festival of great significance.

During the Lantern Festival, children go out at night carrying paper lanterns and solve riddles on the lanterns.