Tanabata : Tanabata is a Japanese star festival on 7th July. Similar to Valentine's Day in the west, it's dedicated to two lovers who are separated in the heavens until this day, when swallows fly up and create a bridge for them to meet on.
Lanterns in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan: photo by Lee Carus
The Lantern Festival of Nagasaki, Japan
Everything is more romantic by paper lantern light.
Taken from Alan Brock’s Pyrotechnics: The History and Art of Firework Making via Firework Museum