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Corinth planning ‘Grand Illumination’ for Nov. 5

After a six year absence, the “Grand Illumination” is returning to downtown Corinth, Mississippi on Saturday, Nov. 5.
Twelve thousand luminaries, symbolically marking the number of casualties of the Siege and Battle of Corinth, will line the grounds of the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center and lead a path into historic downtown, according to a news release.
Corinth’s inaugural Grand Illumination was held in 2008, with the most recent being held in 2016. In partnership with the National Park Service, the Visit Corinth organization is bringing this event back in time to honor the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Corinth.
Downtown merchants are hosting holiday open houses with sales and events throughout the weekend, and the downtown holiday lights will be lit for the season. Live entertainment and walking tours will also be available on the day, with the Illumination itself beginning at dusk and continuing through 9 p.m.

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