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Forest Hills Lantern Festival

  • Jul 18, 2013 · 5:45 PM
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This should be a great and inspiring event! We had a great time last year. Feel free to bring food for a picnic. I will be sharing lots of delicious cookies.

** Description from the Forest Hills Educational Trust **

Our memorial Lantern Floating Festival is inspired by an ancient Buddhist ritual in which lanterns representing the souls of the dead are floated out to sea and prayers are offered so that they may rest in peace. Join us for this beautiful ceremony. Inscribe your own words of remembrance and hope on the shades of simple wooden lanterns, and then release them, glimmering with candlelight, onto Lake Hibiscus at dusk.
Many people attend with friends and family, spreading out a blanket for a picnic dinner, and then working on commemorative lanterns. The evening starts with performances of drumming, dance, and choral music. Hear the dynamic Master Tsuji's Samurai Taiko Drummers and spirited music by Ron Murphy and Friends, some of Boston's finest gospel singers. Enjoy traditional Japanese Bon Festival dances presented in elegant kimona clad students from Showa Boston Institute and traditional Chinese folk dance by youth from Chu Ling Dance Academy. The haunting sounds of Japanese flute, followed by Scottish bagpipes, accompany the lanterns on their journey across the Lake
Please note: bring a flashlight to help guide your exit from the Cemetery, as there is no electrical lighting after dark.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry I didn't remember to cancel my RSVP- the day was too hot and I stayed in for air conditioning due to asthma

    July 18, 2013

  • Marie P

    I was stuck in traffic by Somerville and just couldn't get there in time! Sorry for the no show and extremely disappointed.

    July 18, 2013

  • Colleen

    I'm sorry-----it's just too hot for me :(

    July 18, 2013

  • Robin

    I may be a few miuntes late depending upon traffic and also will be parking then walking over to the T. If I'm not there by 5:45, will the be a specific area at the Cementery?

    July 17, 2013

  • Cheryl F.

    Maybe if I finish my day in time.

    July 16, 2013

  • Robin

    Is there parking in the area? I won't have time to take the T from work

    1 · May 12, 2013

    • Deirdre K.

      They have parking on the grounds there. I think it is somewhere around $10.

      1 · July 12, 2013

  • Bonnie P

    I can't make it that night

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    my daughters are half Japanese and I have spent time in Japan for Obon Festival. So glad to do this with a group.

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Judy A.

    I parked not too far away last year - on the street.

    1 · June 27, 2013

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