Burning The Clocks

Stilt Walkers

EC Brighton went to the annual event, Burning the Clocks, usually held on the 21st of December.  It is held on the day of the winter solstice which marks the shortest day and the longest night, when the midday sun is at it’s lowest on the horizon (for the northern hemisphere).

The event started in 1995 and since then has grown in popularity. People gather to make paper and willow lanterns to carry through their Brighton city in a parade with music, costumes and dancing. The lanterns are then brought to a large fire display on Brighton beach and each is placed on the display. The event then concludes with the burning of all the lanterns in a large fire and a spectacular fireworks display.