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Thousands Release Sky Lanterns Simultaneously for RiSE Festival – Watch the Amazing Video!

Thousands Release Sky Lanterns Simultaneously for RiSE Festival – Watch the Amazing Video!


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Every year thousands gather at the Mojave desert for the RiSE Festival. This year, the festival took place on Oct. 10, with thousands of participants. The crowd enjoyed live music and food, but the highlight of the night was the simultaneous launch of lanterns in the night’s sky.


Participants take a lantern, some choosing to write inspirational phrases, prayers or messages to lost loved ones prior to releasing them into the sky.

According to the RiSE Festival’s website, “Rise elevates hope, ignites dreams, and creates memories you will never forget. Because, every dream needs a voice. Together We Rise.”

Source: Sam Morris/Las Vegas Review-Journal

One festival go-er, Jennifer Menezes, said “Last year, I came to the RiSE Festival and it was the most emotional experience – highs and lows – that I’ve ever experienced in my life. There’s something about it that just touches me deep in my soul.”

The organization plans to expand to Phoenix next year.

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