Illuminate Boston with 1620 Lanterns

Boston Borough Council and Transported would like to invite businesses and residents of Boston to share their hope, gratitude and reflection on Thursday 26th November in the creation of 1620 spectacular and beautiful lanterns, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim story, and in celebration of our community in the context of the Covid Pandemic.

There are two parts to the project:

  • The first is the creation of the collection of 1620 lanterns, illuminated with candles or battery tea lights. The collection will be exhibited in clusters around the town, creating a trail to be explored and discovered by families and friends in November, with a focus on Thanksgiving Day on the 26th November.
  • The second is an invitation to residents, shops, businesses to illuminate the town by placing a candle or lantern in their windows on the 26th, giving thanks and expressing positive hope for the future – #onesmallcandle This part of the project is also wider across the Pilgrim Roots partners.

Read the full press release here.

For more information on the Mayflower and Pilgrims Story you can find it here:


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