Lantern Show Honors

The Great World Guinness Records

    In 2002, at The 8th International Dinosaur Lantern Festival and Trade Fair of Zigong, Century Holy Lanterns formed with 2002 dragons and Twelve Chinese Zodiac Playing Fireworks, the biggest electro-optical torch, were recorded in Shanghai Great World Guinness of China


  

    In 2010, at The 16th International Dinosaur Lantern Festival and Trade Fair of Zigong, The First Wall in China made up of maximum ceramic wares created by Zigong Colorful Lantern Festival and Trade Fair Management Committee, Archaic Rimes of Salt Capital made up of maximum beer bottles and The First Tiger in the World with maximum size made up of artificial fur were recorded in Shanghai Great World Guinness of China.
   

    In 2011, at The 17th International Dinosaur Lantern Festival and Trade Fair of Zigong, Chang'e Flying Toward the Moon, the largest deductive lanterns created by Zigong Colorful Lantern Festival and Trade Fair Management Committee, The Beginning of Another New Year made up of maximum ceramic wares and Blossoming in the Lantern City made up of LED lamps bamboo-woven were recorded in Shanghai Great World Guinness of China.

 
 

Century Holy Lanterns
Twelve Chinese Zodiac Playing Fireworks
The First Wall in China
The First Tiger in the World  
Archaic Rimes of Salt Capital
Chang'e Flying Toward the Moon
The Beginning of Another New Year
Blossoming in the Lantern City

The Award for Zigong Lantern Festival

    In 2002, Zigong lantern festival is designated as one of the two folk activities in China by the National Tourism Administration, ranked the first of the 40 folk essences throughout the country. "Chinese Folk Arts Tour in 2002" and Zigong city were named as "Folk Art Township of Chinese Colorful Lantern" by the Ministry of Culture
  In 2004, Zigong colorful lantern festival was designated as "The Chinese People's Lives Tour in 2004", a folk activity by the National Tourism Administration.
  In 2004, Chinese Lantern Cultural Development Park was named the "National Cultural Industry Demonstration Base" by the Ministry of Culture.
In 2005, Zigong lantern festival was determined to be the project of “Large Folk Custom Tourism Launched Overseas” by the National Tourism Administration.
In 2005, the Landscape Lighting Project in South China Lantern City was named the “Demonstration Project of Urban Green Lighting” by the Ministry of Construction.
  In 2006, Zigong lantern festival was awarded the "Advanced Unit of Cooperation and Cultural Exchanges with Foreign Countries, Hong Kong, and Macao in Sichuan Province" by the Department of Culture of Sichuan Province.
  In November 2007, Zigong lantern festival was awarded the “Best Export Cultural Service Project” by the National Ministry of Culture.
  In 2007, "Zigong lantern traditional production techniques" was collected in "Sichuan Intangible Cultural Heritages” by Sichuan Provincial People's Government and Sichuan Provincial Department of Culture.
  In 2008, Zigong lantern festival was collected in "Intangible Cultural Heritages of Zigong City" by Zigong People's Government and Zigong Cultural Bureau.
  In 2008, Zigong lantern festival was collected in the second "National Intangible Cultural Heritages" lists by the State Council. This marks the Zigong lantern is protected by the law on a national scale.
  In 2008, Zigong lantern festival was awarded "China--Sichuan Top Ten Festivals" in a large Internet recommended activity of "Co-building Beautiful Sichuan ● Promoting Holiday Cards".
  In 2009, Zigong lantern festival was named the “Ten Major Influential Events” in the 70th anniversary of Zigong City.
  In 2009, Zigong lantern festival won the "Golden Dolphin Award" in 2008-2009 China top ten brands of festivals. Zigong lantern festival won the best international exchange award of “Chinese Festivals Award".
  In July 2010, in the 2010 Shanghai World Expo “World Expo ● Chinese Festivals Summit Forum”, Zigong lantern festival won the “Chinese Festival Industry Award for Ten Years in the New Century ● The Most Attractive Festivals in China”. Then Director Wang Wei was listed in the “Chinese Festival Industry Award ● China Festival Economic Contribution Award”.
  In December 2010, in the first Annual Meeting of China's Exhibition Industry and Beijing International Convention and Exhibition Industry Summit Forum co-organized by International Trade and Economic Cooperation Institute of Ministry of Commerce, China Expo Seminar, Beijing Promotion Association of International Trade and Beijing Changping District People’s Government, Zigong lantern festival was awarded “2010 Top Ten Brand Activity Award”.
  In October 2011, Zigong lantern festival was awarded award the “2011 Most Attractive Folk Festival Award” in the second Chinese folk festival summit.

Lanterns’ Charm
Lamps as shining stars lighting Chinese lands, fame of Zigong Spreading over the World continents
  
  With the development and changes of society, in particular, since reform and opening up, Zigong lantern festival has been nourished by the national cultures, become increasingly exquisite and elegant and won the reputation with its eminent and graceful display both home and abroad.  
  In 1988, Zigong lantern festival was invited to enter Beijing, and “Beihai Park Dragon Lantern Show” was held in Beijing and became the focus of attention of Beijing people. On the 12th day of the lantern show, special audience, Comrade Deng Xiaoping watched the festival accompanied by Yang Shangkun, Deng Yingchao, Song Ping and 114 other leaders of the CCPC and State. They gave a high appraisal to the lantern festival.
  It was the first step only for Zigong lantern festival to stride over the Sichuan Basin; going out of the country became the first leap of Zigong lantern festival. On September 20, 1990, invited by Jurong Environmental Engineering Co. in the Republic of Singapore, home-famed Zigong lantern festival went abroad the first time with the approval of Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and held the “China Zigong Lantern Festival” in the Republic of Singapore. At that night, Wee Kim Wee, then President of the Republic of Singapore and his wife hosted the lighting ceremony. Singapore Jurong Town Administration and the officials from International Bureau presented a silk banner on which written “The First Lantern Show in the World”. Since then, the reputation of the first lantern festival has been spread over the whole world.
  Nowadays, Zigong lantern show was held in more than 40 countries on every continent except Africa and every provincial capitals and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan in China up to over 500 cities. The accumulated audience reached up to 300 million persons/times and has a huge impact both home and abroad. The Presidents of Singapore and South Korea, Canadian Prime Minister, Crown Prince of Thailand and his wife and other international dignitaries spoke highly of Zigong lantern show. Thus, Zigong lantern festival has won the "high flavor art" and "flowing tourism resource", "the best light in the world", "national culture pride" and many other good reputations. A famous cultural brand of international influence has been formed and become the bridge and window for opening up, foreign communication and international cooperation of Zigong.

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