UK - Brighton - Winter Solstice celebration Burning the Clocks
Brighton, UK. Friday 21st December 2012. On the beach the clock is prepared, and all the lanterns are piled high ready to burn. Burning the Clocks has been a Brighton tradition for almost two decades. This event takes place on the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. A 2,000-strong parade winds its way through the streets and people pass their handmade paper and willow lanterns – filled symbolically with their hopes and dreams – into a blazing bonfire to "burn the clocks" and welcome i
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