Culture Card

Fêtes des Lumières  – Festival of Lights


1. The festival comes from an old tradition for every house to place a candle outside the window on or around 8th December. 

2. The festival includes all kinds of activities to do with light and last for 4 days.

3. The Festival of Lights is over 30 years old and lights up Lyon with an explosion of colour and light.

4. The festival is visited by nearly 4 million people.

5. It is a “green” festival, as new technology and low energy lamps are used, keeping the energy use low!

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