August 6th & 9th mark the 75th anniversaries of the world's first atomic bombings. In Japan and around the world, people will gather in early August to float lanterns in remembrance of the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, all victims of war and violence, and all who have gone before us. This moving and beautiful tradition provides a chance to reaffirm our commitment to building a peaceful future. Interfaith Paths to Peace has held a Peace Lantern Ceremony in Louisville for over 20 years.
For the safety of our community, we will not be hosting the Peace Lantern Ceremony this year due to COVID-19.
The details below are from the 2019 Peace Lantern Ceremony:
This is a family-friendly, cultural event for all ages! The event includes music, reflections, and lantern floating. Guests are invited to write a loved one's name or message of peace on the paper provided, which will be collected for the Lantern Floating Ceremony. Each participant that wishes may also light a lantern that will be floated on the water in prayerful memorial.
"Circles of Peace" Open Drumming -- 6:00 to 7:50 pm
Join us before the Lantern Ceremony for "Circles of Peace" open drumming, featuring members from various local drum circles.
Everyone is invited to participate in the drumming!
Free and open to the community!
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.
Free event, open to the community
No registration required