Shandong's pig-themed lantern sets Guinness World Record
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A lantern celebrating the upcoming Year of the Pig, set a new world record for largest standing lantern.

The lantern measured at 18.6 meters high and 14.2 meters wide and was displayed in east China's Shandong Province on Thursday night. 

Consisting of 13,000 LED lights, the spinning lantern took more than 40 days to build by a team of more than 20 people.

The 18.6-meter high,14.2-meter wide lantern sets a new world record for the largest standing lantern in Zibo, east China's Shandong Province, January 24, 2019. /Photo via People.cn

The 18.6-meter high,14.2-meter wide lantern sets a new world record for the largest standing lantern in Zibo, east China's Shandong Province, January 24, 2019. /Photo via People.cn

The lantern was awarded a Guinness World Records certificate Thursday.

The lantern show opened in the city of Zibo, a city with a long history of lantern manufacturing and lantern shows. More than 2,000 diverse lanterns are being exhibited along with the large pig lantern, attracting many visitors.

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The lantern show that opens in Zibo, east China's Shandong Province, exhibits more than 2,000 diverse lanterns, January 24, 2019. /Photo via People.cn

The lantern show that opens in Zibo, east China's Shandong Province, exhibits more than 2,000 diverse lanterns, January 24, 2019. /Photo via People.cn

Hao Bo, the organizer of the show, said that high-tech lighting has been widely used in modern lantern shows, combining science and technology with tradition.

Chinese people used to make lanterns out of bamboo and wood covered with paper or thin silk.

(Cover: The pig-themed standing lantern is displayed at a lantern show in Zibo, east China's Shandong Province, January 24, 2019. /Photo via Iqilu.com)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency