Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Lantern Ceremony

Anniversary of the atomic bombings -- August 6 & 9, 1945

Around the world, people gather in early August to float lanterns in remembrance of the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, all victims of war, and all who have gone before us.  

This family-friendly event includes music, reflections, and traditional Lion Dancers.  The evening concludes with the lighting of lanterns, in the Japanese tradition, set afloat at dusk in remembrance of loved ones.  This moving and beautiful ceremony provides a chance to reaffirm our commitment to building a better future.  Interfaith Paths to Peace has held a Lantern Ceremony in Louisville for over 25 years.


Date & Location

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019

8:00 pm - Sundown

Putney's Pond

Putney Lane (off Hwy. 42 in Prospect)

Prospect, KY 40059


Putney's Pond is located just off Hwy. 42 as you enter the City of Prospect and is only 15 minutes from downtown Louisville.

This is a family-friendly, cultural event for all ages!  Please bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating.

Cost & Registration

Free event, open to the community

No registration required