Lantern Festival a ‘made in Cumberland’ experience

Bring out your noisemakers and your lanterns, wear bright colours and come to this year’s  Cumberland Lantern Festival on Feb. 20, the same day as the annual Heritage Faire at the CRI.

“For the past few years the Taiwanese Lanterns lit the darkness for us at this time of year but they are no longer available to be shown here. Cumberland was such a multicultural society that an event in conjunction with the Heritage Faire seems more in keeping with our history,” says organizer Marianne  Bell. “There were Chinese and Japanese, Scottish, English, Italians, Austrians, Americans and even a Chilean. We are making this year a truly ‘Made in Cumberland’ experience.”

On Feb. 20 there will be an indoor labyrinth at the Cultural Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., lantern making at the Cumberland Museum at 11 a.m., a parade at 6 p.m. from the Village Square on Third Street to the Village Park, and entertainment and sky lantern release afterward at the Village Park (weather permitting).

The Heritage Faire will also be from10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CRI.


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