The Lantern Ceremony

The Lantern Ceremony on Hope 5
The Lantern Ceremony on Hope 5

Every day at 4pm, there is a special lantern release ceremony from the top of the theatre on Hope 5.

This ceremony goes back to 2012, when Alchemy Immortalis created the Blue Willow lanterns especially for the Home and Garden Expo. It became the custom to release them each day at 4pm, and people would gather to watch and reflect as the lanterns rose slowly into the air.

The Lantern Ceremony in 2012
The Lantern Ceremony in 2012

Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn.

We invite you to join us each day at 4pm SLT for this ceremony which begins in darkness and ends as dawn breaks.

 

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