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

 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. 


Date & Location

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020

Location to be determined

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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.

Putney Pond is located just off Hwy. 42 as you enter the City of Prospect and is only 15 minutes from downtown Louisville. From Hwy. 42 turn right onto Timber Ridge Drive, travel 0.2 miles, Putney Pond is on the left. Street parking is available on Timber Ridge Drive, so please arrive early for closer parking.

Cost & Registration

Free event, open to the community

No registration required