Asian Dragon Magazine, Makati Shangri-La, and Chinatown TV opened the Year of the Fire Monkey with an exhibit of hand-made lanterns made by students from different Filipino-Chinese schools in the metro last February 1, 2016.

Lanterns have been long part of the Chinese New Year celebrations dating back to Ancient China, where people believed that hanging lanterns and launching fireworks drove away bad spirits. If you’re planning to create a lantern for this coming New Year to drive out bad spirits and usher in good luck, here are the masterpieces by the kids on display at Makati Shangri-La Manila from February 1 to 12 to give you some inspiration and ideas.

The New Year Blossoms by Saint Jude Catholic School

The New Year Blossoms by Saint Jude Catholic School

Auspicious Fire Monkey Lantern by Northern Rizal Yorklin School and Chinese Lantern Heirloom by Chiang Kai Shek College

Auspicious Fire Monkey Lantern by Northern Rizal Yorklin School and Chinese Lantern Heirloom by Chiang Kai Shek College

Lantern of Blessings by Jubilee Christian Academy and Chinoy Peace Lantern by Xavier School San Juan (via Chinatown TV)

Lantern of Blessings by Jubilee Christian Academy and Chinoy Peace Lantern by Xavier School San Juan (via Chinatown TV)

Pagoda Lantern by Philippine Tiong Se Academy and The Rich Flame by St. Peter the Apostle School (via Chinatown TV)

Pagoda Lantern by Philippine Tiong Se Academy and The Rich Flame by St. Peter the Apostle School (via Chinatown TV)

The Giving Monkey by Philippine Institute of Quezon City

The Giving Monkey by Philippine Institute of Quezon City

The Auspicious Glorious Lantern by St. Stephen's High School

The Auspicious Glorious Lantern by St. Stephen’s High School

Multiple Wishes by Philippine Cultural College

Multiple Wishes by Philippine Cultural College

Bloom by Immaculate Conception Academy

Bloom by Immaculate Conception Academy

The Fusion Jeep by Hope Christian High School

The Fusion Jeep by Hope Christian High School

Virtues Lantern by Xavier School Nuvali

Virtues Lantern by Xavier School Nuvali

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