Monday, 5 December 2011

Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, U for Unique Candlelight night in Gouda. 2nd or 3rd Tuesday



In one of my previous posts I wrote about a unique event happening in Gouda, which is the city of cheese but also of candles. On the second or third Tuesday in December the whole city centre of Gouda is lit by candlelight only with one exception: the enormous Christmas tree at the market place! This tree has electrical lights to protect it from fire. All candles are inside and placed in front of the windows.The town is always full of tourists. In the church Christmas carols are being played which can be heard everywhere. It would be like a fairy tale if there were not so many people. Nevertheless it is still very unique!

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24 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

You have candles in Gouda? Well, yes, I knew that ever since your quiz!
Nice tradition.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda..... said...

Enjoyed the video of candle light and music, it was lovely.

Shooting Parrots said...

Is this connected to Candlemas? In the UK, this happens forty days after Christmas to celebrate the purification of Mary.

Gattina said...

That sound very christmassy !
Are the candles made out of cheese ? (stupid question, lol)

ladyfi said...

Oh gosh - how magical!

Sylvia K said...

I love the candlelight and music in the video! They do prompt the feeling of Christmas! Lovely, interesting post for the day, Wil! Hope you have a wonderful evening and a great week ahead!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

Sounds like a great place to enjoy magic of Christmas.

Emille said...

Beautiful all those candles, Wil. Thanks for sharing it with us. It makes me very curious about Gouda:)

Cloudia said...

how wonderful - thank You Wil




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Rajesh said...

Excellent. Good to see the all the people participating in this. Thanks for sharing.

anthonynorth said...

Candles and Xmas tree. Always a delightful time.

Jedediah said...

That is quite a sight. I hadn't know about Gouda and its candles until your quiz, but now I doubt I'll ever forget.

Gigi Ann said...

What a beautiful display of candles. Thanks for sharing.

photowannabe said...

So lovely. I really like that tradition. It's too bad its so popular that it is too crowded.
Beautiful candlelight and music.

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful video, - it must be a very romantic evening, - everything looks so beautiful in candlelight and the music is lovely.

Jane and Chris said...

How lovely! I'll now remember that Gouda is not just known for cheese.
Jane x

Tumblewords: said...

Beautiful. Candlelight ceremonies are full of wonder and magic.

Paula Scott said...

Wow-that is unique!! And, beautiful.

Marie said...

What a wonderland Gouda must be at this time of year! I would love to see it!

Kay said...

Since we spent time in Gouda, this is extra fun for me to see. What a magical night with all those lights. What a glorious feeling it must be to be there.

Louis la Vache said...

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chubskulit said...

What a beautiful event to to witness.

U is for Umbrella, please come and see. Thanks!

Vicki Lane said...

Such a lovely tradition! It must feel very magical.

Dina said...

First time I see this. What a great tradition!

BTW, during the Chanuka week we also put the candles in the window.