was Williamstown Festival,
i coordinated a lantern parade and created a choreography with 18 seagull puppet lanterns (and ran a few schools workshops to make some of the 500 pyramid lanterns that were created for the event)
Due to events beyond my control (insurance and ignorance mostly) the candles were replaced with torches.
My favourite response to this when i was explaining to a school group was ” but isn’t it tradition to light the candle”
yes indeed it is tradition,
and may it stay that way in times to come.
Lead by a pipe band, it was an event very much enjoyed by parents and community members. yay!
The photos below were taken by one of the parents.