Lysfesten: Bergen’s Festival of Lights
01/12/2013 35 Comments
Every year in Bergen on November 30th huge crowds gather around the lake in the city centre for what has now become a tradition involving the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree and a torchlit parade.
As always the same event took place yesterday although it did so during a torrential rainstorm. If it had rained as much as this a few thousand years ago Noah would have abandoned his ark in favour of a much more practical submarine!
Never folk to let a little bit of weather get the better of them the Bergensers sang their usual carols and lit torches which always seemed to be in danger of setting fire to the sea of umbrellas festooning the place and stood in their rain-gear to watch the fireworks which ended the Lysfest…