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Entertainment Coronavirus in Lyon: This time, the Festival of Lights is indeed canceled

17:20  28 october  2020
17:20  28 october  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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The announcement was made this Wednesday noon by the mayor of Lyon on the television set of France 3

La cathédrale Saint-Jean lors de la fête des lumières de Lyon. © C. Girardon / 20 Minutes La Saint-Jean cathedral during the festival of lights in Lyon. COVID-19 - The announcement was made this Wednesday at noon by the mayor of Lyon on the television set of France 3

The news in itself does not come as a surprise. But this time it is official. The Festival of Lights of Lyon is indeed canceled. The announcement was made this Wednesday at noon by the EELV mayor of the city Grégory Doucet , invited to the plateau of France 3 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes .

After several weeks of hesitation and a few hours from a possible general reconfinement, the decision was taken to give up the holding of this popular event, a true tradition in Lyon. The spread of the coronavirus epidemic in the territory finally convinced the leaders to throw in the towel. A logical decision given the cancellations of the Christmas market and the Vogue des Marrons de la Croix-Rousse.

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The return of candles?

The Festival of Lights was to be held from December 5 to 8 in a lighter version. The city planned to do away with the shows in the city center but to concentrate the entertainment in the Tête d´Or and Gerland parks.

More than ever, Lyonnais will be invited to put candles (small candles) on their windows on December 8 to perpetuate the tradition dating from 1852.

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