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In the Japanese culture, the tradition of the Toro Nagashi ceremony floats lit lanterns on the water in remembrance of those who have suffered atrocities. 

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the City of Irving Family Advocacy Center (FAC) will conduct a similar ceremony of remembrance for victims and survivors of domestic violence Oct. 16 on the Mandalay Canal. This event is free and open to the general public. 

5:30 p.m. Personalize a lantern. Enjoy food, children's activities and learn about community resources.

6:45 p.m. Remembrance Ceremony

7:15 p.m. Lantern Release