Synonyms for luminarie or Related words with luminarie
Examples of "luminarie"
From Old French "
" or late Latin "luminarium", from Latin "lumen", "lumin-" ‘light’.
The table below indicates the number of people attending the
event each year since 2004.
also has numerous sponsors. The following are just few of the tens of dozens of sponsors for 2012;
In the 2011
, the same year as the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, a special exhibition was held to raise money for its victims. In the 2012
, drawings by children from that region were used to make lanterns displayed at the event.
The Hanshin earthquake left Kobe at a slump with tourist attractions for obvious reasons. One of the factors that brought tourism back to Kobe was the sincerity of the
event in honoring the victims of the earthquake.
is an event held for approximately two weeks every December. A street leading from the Daimaru store in Motomachi to Higashi Yuenchi Park (next to Kobe city hall) is decorated with arches of multicoloured lights that were donated by the Italian government. Amongst the commemorative events held on the anniversary of the earthquake, large "1.17" digits are illuminated in Higashi Yuenchi Park in the early hours of January 17 each year.
When the Great Hanshin earthquake struck Kobe on January 17, 1995, it left more than 6,000 dead and caused $100 billon in damages. Since many had to live in darkness due to supply cuts in electricity, gas, and water, the idea of putting up lights acted as a symbol of hope, recovery, and renovation. Though it was only supposed to take place once, strong popularity and demand from citizens encouraged the continuation of
to become an annual event.
On January 17, 1995, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred at 5:46 am JST near the city. About 6,434 people in the city were killed, 212,443 were made homeless, and large parts of the port facilities and other parts of the city were destroyed. The earthquake destroyed portions of the Hanshin Expressway, an elevated freeway that dramatically toppled over. In Japan, the earthquake is known as the Great Hanshin earthquake (or the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake). To commemorate Kobe's recovery from the 1995 quake, the city holds an event every December called the
, where the city center is decorated with illuminated metal archways.
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