In remembrance of the origins of the Festival of Lights, an appeal is made to the citizens of Lyon and festival visitors on December 8 every year to show their generosity by contributing to the Lumignons du Cœur (Candles from THe Heart) campaign.
The idea is quite simple: buy one or more candles to add to a light display.
Funds from sales of the candles go to a different charity each year. This year’s charity cause is the non-profit APF Handicap association which supports and advocates for the rights of persons with disabilities and their relatives.
Buy a candle for €2 at any Festival of Lights information point, the Tourist Office, and many city centre booths and shops.
The good causes which have benefited from Lumignon funds in previous years: