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Lantern-floating honors victims of atomic bombings, violence
From Hiroshima to Hope

Each summer, the fun and frivolity at Green Lake pauses for a moment of reflection. As dusk falls, the lake glows with hundreds of candle-lit lanterns in a ceremony that honors those who've died through violence around the world. The Green Lake ceremony happens each August 6 - the date of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. The event is an adaptation of an ancient Japanese Buddhist ritual, the Toro Nagashi, where each lantern represents the souls of the dead as they float out to sea.

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