Lantern Parade

Lantern Parade Slide Show

Sunday, Good Man and I went to the Lantern Parade for Buddha’s Birthday.

I culled down 700+ photos to 120 for a gallery. Unlike my usual galleries, which are all clickity-click, this one is a slide show. I decided that captions were probably not necessary.

In short: a parade to celebrate Buddha’s birthday, it ends at Jogyesa, where thousands of lanterns are strung up. Wishes are written on the slips of paper hanging from the lanterns, and the papers (and lanterns, it seems) are burned to make the wishes come true.

Last year, my mom and stepdad arrived the night of the parade and managed to see most of it. This year I saw it with Good Man.

Things are coming full circle.