Adam Gregory, 8, spoke of the production process and paid tribute to the Edinburgh Samba School, a group of drummers who provided a Brazilian-style rhythm alongside the procession.
He said, “The lanterns took about two hours to make, using bamboo, covering the frame with tissue and putting the candle inside.
“The drummers were really good, and my friends were quite excited by them.”
Adam’s father Chris reiterated the children’s excitement at performing on the day.
He said, “This is the big moment for the lanterns – Adam’s quite entranced by them. All the kids seem really excited and were determined to come out despite the dreadful cold.”
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