Brighton’s Burn the Clocks festival celebrates Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice celebrations light up Brighton for the Burning the Clocks ceremony on 21 December.

A Brighton tradition for almost two decades, Burning the Clocks, is a unique celebration which brings together the local community by getting them to make their own paper and willow lanterns – using kits made by event organisers, Same Sky – and after parading them through the city, revellers can then pass them into a blazing bonfire on Brighton beach, as a token of the year’s end.

Burning the Clocks organisers Same Sky rely on crowd funding and the support of local businesses to make sure the event can go ahead on the day of Winter Solstice each year.

To take part in the parade, people can purchase lantern making kits from local participating stores in Brighton –  The Wool Store, Hisbe, The Royal Pavillion Shop and The Book Nook. All kits contain materials required to create two lanterns and allows four people to join the parade and watch the fire show from Brighton’s beach front.

For more information, visit Same Sky

Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a journalist who writes about sustainable life & style, music, entertainments and wellbeing. Rosalind also works as a spiritual life coach and intuitive advisor helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives:

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