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August 8, 2020
All Day
Arcata, CA 95521
Lantern Ceremony 2012 by Mark Larson for the Times Standard
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38th Annual (Virtual) Arcata Lantern Floating Ceremony

Saturday, August 8, 2020

The Arcata Lantern Floating Ceremony is a beautiful opportunity for the community to come together for a collective moment of remembrance and reflection. For the health and safety of the community, the 38th annual ceremony will offer alternative ways for the community to share intentions, hopes and remembrance in lieu of lantern floating at the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary this year. A video compilation of community submissions will be released on YouTube on Saturday, August 8 and will include performances of local musicians, poets and speakers. Community members are invited to submit photographs, artwork and inscriptions in honor of departed loved ones. Messages of peace and hope for racial and cultural harmony are also encouraged. Digital submissions can be emailed to until Monday, July 20 to be included in the ceremony video. For more information on how to participate, visit