Happy winter solstice, Lismore Lantern Parade (part 1)

Many cultures have a festival of lights, and every year around the winter solstice Lismore has its own – a lantern parade. This has been going on for 18 years, and has now evolved a market and music to go with. Saturday night the weather was kind, slightly nippy but dry and pleasant. The red clouds over the sunset were spectacular.

Here are some of the lanterns, all made by volunteers …

Dirt Girl and Scrap Boy, from the Australian/Canadian children’s cartoon series encouraging gardening and recycling

Spooky scarecrows

More in part 2

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3 Responses to Happy winter solstice, Lismore Lantern Parade (part 1)

  1. Denis Wilson says:

    Love those Lanterns, especially the big Owl and the Sea Horses.
    Denis

  2. kathy says:

    Must plan my next winter solstice to be in Lismore. What a treat! They look so professional. Looks like that workshop would be fun, too. Fun for all!

  3. Cath Clark says:

    Hurray for DIRT GIRL!

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