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Lantern Festival

Forest Hills Cemetery - Jamaica Plain 7/14/11

The lantern festival continues the ancient Chinese tradition of honoring deceased relatives.  This annual event takes place at the large pond in the middle of the Forest Hills cemetery and this year’s turn out was over 5,000.  People built, decorated and launched their paper lanterns, sat quietly, snacked and chatted, all in remembrance of loved ones.  It was a great scene that reminded me not to take the people close to me for granted

Photo by Anthony

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