Friday, December 12, 2014

Night of the Luminaria

This Saturday (December 13) Galena will light up the night with its annual Night of the Luminaria from 6 to 9 pm.

Modern luminaria usually consist of a small candles inside paper lunch bags weighted with sand, the simple bags trace their history to ornate, hand-cut Chinese paper lanterns.  Spanish merchants were intrigued with the Chinese paper lanterns, and when they returned to Spain they created the simpler version.  The Spaniards used the lumineria along the walkways of their homes to help lead the spirit of the Christ child into their home at Christmas time. 

Luminaria are beautiful in almost any setting, but Galena's over 5,000 candle-lit luminaries along the streets, steps and walkways of Galena's steep hills and riverbank create one of the most beautiful and romantic visions of the year.  The old fashioned charm of Galena is enhanced by the unforgettable magical glow whether you are strolling along Main Street or pausing at a high point to take in the view.

We will be closing at our usual 5 pm closing time.  I think Sean and I will take a walk and enjoy the annual event ... be sure to say hello if you bump into us!

Relax and enjoy the beautiful night this Saturday - And Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

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