Each year the Montreal
Botanic Gardens features a new and renown festival of lanterns, based on a
theme, in their Chinese garden (the largest outside of China).
Lanterns are designed the previous year in Montreal, fabricated from silk in
China, then shipped over and assembled for the festival that runs during
September and October. The Magic of Lanterns theme
changes yearly, this year honoring a famous admiral Zheng He of the early
Ming dynasty in the early 1400s. Find out more on the