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Canberra Nara Candle Festival

The Canberra Nara Candle Festival is a celebration of the Canberra Nara Sister City relationship which shares the values of peace and goodwill. The annual festival is based upon a much larger candle festival, the Nara 'Tokae', which is held in Nara, Japan.

Held around October each year, the Canberra Nara Candle Festival has grown in popularity, showing the warm regard that Canberrans have for Nara and the lively interest Australians have in all aspects of Japanese culture.

Highlights of the festival include Japanese food and cultural activities such as calligraphy, origami, lantern-making, martial arts demonstrations and entertainment. The centrepiece of the festival is a display of 2,000 candles which are lit at dusk by festival volunteers, and create a beautiful river of candle light weaving its way around the Nara Peace Park.

Dates and times:

28 October 2017

Sat 28th:16.30 to 21.00




Canberra Nara Peace Park & Lennox Gardens
Flynn Drive
Yarralumla  ACT  2600


Free entry