Sky lanterns are an integral part of all Asian countries growing rice including India as farmers used to light lanterns during the season change from rains to winter to thank the rain gods. In some remote parts of India, people still make their own lantern with paper, cotton and vegetable oil to light. People call it by different names Akashdeep, Akashkhandil, Bhutta etc
Though this has been a tradition in the recent years it has been commercialised in the last decade by Thailand and Taiwan to attract tourism. A few countries in the west also couldnt resist but make this a tourism generator. Rise up is the sky lantern festival bundled with a carnival or fair atmosphere thats being positioned
to promote tourism in India. Rise Up shall work towards being the sky lantern festival the world looks
towards as one of the top 20 festivals that one shouldnt miss, earning its place in every traveller’s bucket list.
Website URL: http://www.riseupfest.com/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/329992803851664/