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. 15 on the Mandalay Canal. This event is free and open to the general public. Participants will enjoy food, artwork, children’s activities and music. In addition, participants can personalize a water lantern in honor of a victim or survivor that will be released on the canal at the conclusion of the ceremony. View the event's flier.