Burning the clocks

Lanterns at the ready

21st December. The shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.

Every year on the winter solstice, Brighton has its Burning the Clocks festival. Last year, I got some of my friends together and bought the kits to make the willow & paper lanterns, accompanied by music and mulled wine. We joined the parade through the streets of Brighton. There was an amazing array of lanterns and ours weren’t half as creative as the regulars. The evening culminated with a huge bonfire of all the lanterns and a fantastic firework display down on the seafront. It was a wonderful and warming atmosphere in spite of the cold.

~ Spotted Cow

Wonderful lanterns

Burning the Clocks

Waiting for the parade to start