Tuesday, 18 September 2012
EINDHOVEN – In 1945, Eindhoven citizens expressed themselves the “Eindhoven-way” by placing candles and light bulbs in and outside their homes to commemorate Eindhoven’s liberation after World War II.
Since 1984, this tradition has been repeated every year in a modern way. You can make a 22- km tour through the illuminated city of Eindhoven. Using hundreds of thousands of light bulbs, LEDs and gas-discharge lamps, volunteers spend their free time entertaining 200,000 people every year, who drive, walk or cycle this ‘route of light’. In cooperation with Brainport Development, the International School for Translations, Forefront International for the VoiceOver and Studio 040 for the recording, the Lichtjesroute Eindhoven managed to record an audio tour in both English and Dutch this year for the first time. The lights will be lit on 18 September and will be turned off on 14 October 2012. They will burn from Sunday through Thursday from 19.00 to 22.30 hrs and on Friday and Saturday from 19.00 to 23.30 hrs.For more info: www.lichtjesroute.nl/