29th October 2016
Enjoy the spectacular visual of 2,000 shimmering candles at the 13th annual Canberra Nara Candle Festival on Saturday 29 October, as we celebrate the 22nd year of the Sister City relationship shared between Canberra and Nara, Japan. Visitors will be mesmerised by the sounds of Japanese music and enchanting lighting that highlights the features of the beautiful Peace Park. The festival brings a wide variety of Japanese and Australian culture with arts and crafts such as calligraphy, lantern making, origami, ikebana and kite flying.
Date: Saturday 29 October 2016
Place: Canberra Nara Peace Park & Lennox Gardens
The festival features Japanese cuisine, markets and stalls with visitors able to take part in various activities.
Not to be missed are the martial arts demonstrations and mochi pounding – a demonstration of traditional rice-cake making by the Embassy of Japan. At the Embassy tent you can also play traditional Japanese games.
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