HEALTHY LIVING
09/26/2013 08:35 am ET

These Sky Lantern Celebrations Reflect A Symbol Of Hope (PHOTOS)

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For centuries, numerous cultures have released floating lanterns into the sky in celebration of hopes, wishes and significant events. This beautiful tradition illuminates the night, proving to everyone that light can always be found during dark times. Adopting a positive attitude during times of distress can have a meaningful impact on our health, and poignant photos from these time-honored festivals inspire that notion. Click through the slideshow below of these stunning floating lanterns and you too can capture an enlightening moment of optimism -- wherever you are.

Illuminating Sky Lanterns

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