It did rain for most of the day, but it did not deter anyone from the celebration. And the paper lantern party went off without a hitch.
Back at the home front, the temple was packed. Cars were trapped coming to and from, and lots and lots of honking had begun to take place.
A precessional of people dressed in white started behind the temple and wrapped around the building, each person carrying some sort of gift or offering. People lined the fences to watch. I was right there with them.
The whole day--start to finish--was amazing, a gorgeous spectacle! I can't wait until next year . . . I want to be a part of the processional for sure!