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Tempe Lantern Festival with EricsHouse
November 12, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
This event is SOLD OUT!
Join EricsHouse as we participate in the Water Lantern Festival on Saturday, November 12 from 2:30 – 7p.m. at Kiwanis Lake in Tempe. Gates open at 2:30p.m. You’ll want to arrive at least by 5p.m. to decorate your lantern in anticipation of release at sunset.
Kiwanis Lake is located at 5203 South Ash Avenue Tempe, AZ 85283.
April Boyden is a Spiritual Companion, Interfaith Chaplain, and Art as Intuition Facilitator. It is a public event, but April Boyden and Rosie McSweeney will help shepherd EricsHouse members to share the experience together as a group within the larger event.
There will be food trucks and other vendors. Picnics are welcome.
Lanterns are decorated by us, the participants, to remember loved ones. Lanterns are made of rice paper and wood and the event commits to cleaning up the park. Funds support clean water access around the world.
“For me, the journey of grief has involved release and acknowledgement. I have wanted and needed to release emotions like anger and resentment, while acknowledging love and hope. The Tempe Lantern Festival offers a personal experience by way of decorating a lantern. I wrote messages to my loved ones who have passed. At the same time, it allowed a shared understanding that grief and loss touches every life. Through EricsHouse, we are shown that we are not alone. The Tempe Lantern Festival is another opportunity to experience that. To launch (release) my own lantern and then step back and see so many others helped in my healing. It reminded me to breathe. It allowed me to grieve. It let me honor those who have passed before me.” -Beloved EricsHouse Client, Rosie McSweeney