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Find Me Where the Light Illuminates the City: Festival of Lights Zagreb 2024. Edition

I haven't even looked back since last year's edition, and this year's Festival of Lights Zagreb has already arrived. After the first harbingers of spring on the city's meadows, I am especially looking forward to this harbinger since it marks the city's awakening from its winter sleep. Good morning, wonderful Zagreb!

Hey there, wonderful readers!

I am beyond thrilled to share the exciting news!

The captivating Festival of Lights Zagreb is returning in 2024! As a devoted resident of this vibrant city, I am eager to invite you all to join me in experiencing this extraordinary event. From March 20th to 24th, prepare to be enchanted as Zagreb transforms into a mesmerizing tapestry of lights, art, and innovation.


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Reflecting on last year's festival's wonder, I am still in awe of the kaleidoscope of colors and sheer creativity that illuminated our streets. Each installation's vibrant hues, intricate designs, and boundless creativity left an indelible mark on my soul. Since then, I have been counting down the days until its triumphant return, waiting to immerse myself once again in its magical ambiance.


The Festival of Lights Zagreb is not just a visual spectacle but a celebration of unity, joy, and the promise of spring. As I wander through the illuminated streets, I am enveloped in a sense of wonder and awe. From bustling squares to tranquil parks, each corner of Zagreb beckons visitors to lose themselves in the magic of the moment.


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The Festival of Lights Zagreb is a manifestation during which the streets, public spaces, buildings, and artistic structures are illuminated with various light installations to create a spectacular visual experience. These festivals often combine art, culture, and technology to create a unique visitor experience.


Such festivals typically encompass various types of light installations, including projections, building façade lighting, light-based art performances, illuminated sculptures, and other innovative expressions.


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What makes this year's festival even more extraordinary is its collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund for Earth Hour. On Saturday, March 23rd, at 8:30 pm, Zagreb will unite with cities worldwide to symbolize environmental stewardship. For 15 minutes, all lights will be extinguished, underscoring our shared commitment to protecting our planet for future generations.


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With over 20 enchanting locations across the city, everyone can enjoy something here. It is a testament to Zagreb's rich cultural tapestry and unwavering commitment to fostering creativity and inclusivity.

Whether you are an art aficionado, a curious traveler, or simply seeking inspiration, the Festival of Lights Zagreb is sure to delight you.

See you there, right? :)

Image Credit: Lovro Öhlhofer

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Author: Kristina Duvnjak