Canadian Interlude: Secret Lantern Procession

photo by Ballard Avenue

One of the many neat things about Vancouver is the Secret Lantern Festival. On the longest night of the year, people carrying lanterns form processions and walk through the city to various gathering points. We stumbled upon the Chinatown gathering last year and made it a point to see the whole thing this time.

Our group gathered in the rain at the Science World museum. Some had drums, others had lanterns, and we all walked to the Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden. We even had a police escort!