Good morning Instaland! A slow start here on this beautiful Sunday morning after spending last night listening to our mate sing at the pub down on the Kingston Foreshore. .
A busy day ahead getting ready for the week and finishing off some exciting new developments for ASSEMBLE Clothing. .
Enjoy your day and make sure you fit some fun in xx .
📷 of sunset at Kingston Foreshore by @jackkeoghtr via @australiancapitalterritory
Koala 🐨 bear cuddles 🤗.....this 9 month old baby was very active n mischievous 😏. Do say hi 👋to them on your next visit to @tidbinbillanaturereserve . Remember they are at eucalyptus Forrest reserve area.
Canberra Nara Candle Festival
The Origin of the Canberra Nara Candle Festival
The Canberra Nara Candle Festival has been held annually in Canberra Nara Park since 2003, when a delegation of citizens from Nara participated in an informal ceremony to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sister City relationship. The Canberra Nara Candle Festival is based upon a much larger candle festival, known as the Nara 'Tokae', first held in Nara in 1999.
Each year in August, Nara's parks and world heritage sites are bathed in the light of tens of thousands of candles. This spectacular event has grown in popularity each year. The name of the Festival comes from the Japanese word 'to-ka', describing a shape resembling flower petals which sometimes forms around the wick when a candle is lit. The occurrence of the 'to-ka' is believed to represent good fortune.
A community event with a Japanese flavour
The Canberra Nara Candle Festival shares the values of peace and goodwill and is a celebration of the Canberra Nara Sister City relationship. The festival is held in Canberra around October each year, and 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 2000 candles which are lit at dusk by festival volunteers. #naracandlefestivalcanberra
Yup they are back!!!! THE DROP BEARS
The Drop Bears first appeared as a commissioned part of Floriade 2008, as part of the Australian Icons, Myths and Legends theme. Based on the legend of the Australian Drop Bear, these odd- looking koalas are much friendlier than the legend would suggest, playing with Floriade patrons, stealing a bit of food and jumping out of the bushes to pose for a photo. @floriade_australia