The eighth annual Lantern Festival is back on August 25th.

Minden Hills will play host to the free event that is modelled after Toro Nagashi, which means floating lantern on the last day of Obon, or Bon Festival in Japan. The event is set to have something for the whole family, like tai chi and karate demonstrations, a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, and a traditional Sumo demonstration. Also at the festival, people in attendance can get and personalize lanterns that will be released later in the evening, which are supposed to represent the loss of a loved one.

The festival is starting at 5:00 PM at the Wild Swan Bed and Breakfast at 65 Invergordon Avenue in Minden, and the lanterns will be released at 8:00 PM.