13th Annual Forest Hills Lantern Festival

  • 14 Jul 2011
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Forest Hills Cemetary, 95 Forest Hills Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA

13th Annual Forest Hills Lantern Festival

The Forest Hills Educational Trust is pleased to announce that the 13th annual Lantern Festival will be held on Thursday, July 14th (raindate: July 21). A much-loved community event for Jamaica Plain, as well as Greater Boston, the Lantern Festival draws its inspiration from the Japanese Bon Festival -- a celebration each year when a door opens to the world of their ancestors allowing loved ones to send messages to the other side. It is a time when neighbors come together to share stories, celebrate, and honor the memories of loved ones. Although the Lantern Festival is inspired by Japanese Buddhist tradition, it incorporates the diversity of the community that provides its setting and includes many multicultural events throughout the day.

Admission and entertainment is free, with a $10 requested donation per lantern. $10 parking fee; we’re encouraging people to take the T! Info at 617.524.3150 or visit www.foresthillstrust.org.

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