Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Festival Of Lights In Lyon, France From December 8th Through 12; A Highly Recommended Event.

The Festival of Lights (French: Fête des lumières) in Lyon, France expresses gratitude toward Mary, mother of Jesus on December 8 of each year. This uniquely Lyonnaise tradition dictates that every house place candles along the outsides of all the windows to produce a spectacular effect throughout the streets. With over 4 million tourists coming to Lyon for this event, the festival includes other activities based on light and usually lasts 4 days, with the peak of activity occurring on the 8th. The city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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