Yate Town Council is lighting up Station Road in Yate with seasonal lights that have been installed to celebrate a number of cultural events. The lights will mark the occasions of a number of holidays including:
-Diwali that takes place between 10th – 15th November 2023. Diwali is a national Indian festival that celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the human ability to overcome;
-Hanukkah that takes place between 7th – 15th December 2023. Hanukkah is a Jewish festival that reaffirms the ideals of Judaism and commemorates, in particular, the re-dedication of the Second Temple of Jerusalem, by the lighting of candles on each day of the festival;
-The 12 days of Christmas, which takes place between 25th December 2023 – 6th January 2024. Christmas is a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe was the son of God. For most people, Christmas takes place every year on 25 December – the day that the Roman Catholic Church chose to mark Jesus’ birthday;
-Chinese New Year in 2024 takes place between 10th – 16th February 2024. It is a celebration of the arrival of spring and the beginning of a new year on the lunisolar calendar. It is the most important holiday in China, and it is also widely celebrated in South Korea, Vietnam and in countries with a significant overseas Chinese population.
Yate Town Council is shining a light on the importance of embracing and celebrating these wonderful occasions we share, that bring communities together. You can see the lights luminated between the hours of 5pm and 6am from 7th December 2023 until 16th February 2024, outside the Station Road Halls (YMCA and Parish Hall), on Station Road, Yate.
Mayor Cheryl Kiby says: I am delighted that Yate Town Council has been able to light up Station Road to celebrate a season of community festivities.
It is a wonderful opportunity for us to observe and enjoy all these fantastic occasions, which brings our communities together.
Go down to Station Road and enjoy!
This project was managed by Yate Town Council, and £2,000 funding towards it was received from South Gloucestershire Council.