Mold Festival of Light illuminates town
More than two hundred people gathered to brighten up a cold winter’s night during a “dazzling” community event.
Mold’s Festival of Light drew large crowds for a second year running to St Mary’s Church Hall, on King Street, where an array of craft tables, refreshments and entertainment provided some warmth during February’s bitter afternoon.
A “magical procession” then ascended from the Church Hall to to St Mary’s Church, led by Cambria Band with dozens of lanterns in tow.
Ines Reilly, one of the organizers, said althought this season is rich in cultural traditions – such as Y Fari Lwyd, Chinese New Year, Candlemas, Mid Winter and Hen Galan – this community festival helped celebrate some of the stories, myths and legends of Wales’s rich heritage and culture, with something for all ages to enjoy.
Cllr Andrea Mearns said: “The festival went very well and it was good to see so many families with young children out. It was dry, but not windy, so the lanterns were not blowing around the place.