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Points of Light Lantern Celebration

Presented by Coalition for a Better Acre at Ecumenical Plaza, Lowell MA

May 04 2019
Points of Light Lantern Celebration

A celebration that brings together the food, music, and traditions of Lowell’s diverse cultures, including a special ceremony in which participants personalize water lanterns to be released onto Lowell’s Western Canal.

In Japan, participants float paper lanterns in memorial during Tōrō nagashi. In Thailand and Laos, people celebrate Loi Krathong by floating a small boat with a candle. In Cambodia, it is the festival of Bonn Om Teuk. In India, a religious ceremony includes candles floated on the Ganges. Lichterswimmen has occurred in Zurich for over half a century, and floating candles is part of a Slavic holiday, Kupala Night.

This is now a tradition at Lowell's Ecumenical Plaza, decorated for one night

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Free Admission, Donations Accepted at Event

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Related events may be found on as they are scheduled, including a showing of the film "Paper Lanterns" and lantern decoration activities.


Ecumenical Plaza

282 Suffolk St, Lowell, MA 01854


    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access