Lantern Walk Celebrates Beginning of Spring

Written by Misha Maynerick Blaise

On March 21, Cherrywood neighbors gathered together to celebrate the Persian/Baha’i new year and the first day of Spring with a festive lantern walk. The purpose of the lanterns was to illuminate the night and welcome the new year in a celebratory way, as inspired by this quote from the Baha’i writings: “So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” One hundred lanterns were available to anyone who came, although some creative families made their own lanterns out of jars and milk jugs.

At sunset, the parade proceeded from the Cherrywood Green pocket park to in.gredients, where neighbors socialized and the kids took over the playground.  The lantern parade will held again next Spring so start getting your lanterns ready!

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