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Forest Hills Lantern Festival

  • Jul 18, 2013 · 5:45 PM
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This is always a great and inspiring event! We had a great time last year. This will be a joint Meetup with Evening Walkers. 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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  • Blue E.

    Hi there spot to meet or phone number to reach you?


    July 18, 2013

  • Blue E.

    I will be there with another group but I wanted to say hello!

    July 18, 2013

  • ellen

    I have to work late Thursday night and miss this. :(

    July 17, 2013

  • ellen

    Sounds wonderful. It's 10 days after the anniversary of my Dad's passing 21 years ago.

    1 · May 12, 2013

    • Adam

      It's a peaceful and inspiring way to remember the people we have lost and to reminisce/celebrate the great memories we had with them.

      1 · July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where will you meet?

    1 · July 9, 2013

    • Adam

      There are 2 meeting spots. Some of us will meet at the Forests Hills T Stop underneath the clock tower at 5:45pm and the rest of us will meet at the bench/map at the front entrance to the cemetery at 6:05pm. More detailed directions will be sent early next week.

      July 11, 2013

  • Isis S.

    Should be fun.

    1 · May 17, 2013

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