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Dates:Friday, July 18, 2014
Hours:6:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free see below
Category:Fairs & Festivals
cancelled annual lantern festival forest hills photoTHIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR 2014

To the Family, Friends, and Guests of Forest Hills Cemetery Over the past 15 years, we have enjoyed sharing our cemetery with those who have traveled from near and far to take part in our annual Lantern Festival. However, this year which would have been our 16th annual Lantern Festival we will not be holding the festival as we take some time to review and examine the details and logistics for this event.

Please join us as we continue to host various walking tours this summer and fall. Please stop back by our website for the latest on all such events.

As always, we thank you for your support of Forest Hills Cemetery. We hope to see you this summer.

For questions please call (617) 524-0128, or contact us.

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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.

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.

This annual celebration opens a door 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.

Enjoy traditional Japanese dance from students of Showa Boston, Irish music from guitar and fiddle duo the Whiskey Boys, Chinese dragon dance from Gund Kwok and Grand Master Tsuji's Taiko drummers.

Things to Bring
There is no food or water for sale at the festival, so bring water or snacks as you prefer. Mosquito repellent recommended. There is no lighting after dark; bring a flashlight to assist your departure.

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Admission is free, with a $10 donation per lantern. Parking is $10 (or take the T)

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www.foresthillscemetery.com

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Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills A, Boston, MA, 02130 map
Phone: 617.524.0128

Avoid the parking cost and Take the T! Orange Line to Forest Hills and use the shortcut, one block up Tower Street to a pedestrian gate into the Cemetery. Use the detailed directions at www.foresthillstrust.org.

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  • Bring a flashlight!
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