Lantern Floating Hawaii

29
/ May
Monday
2017

Lantern Floating Hawaii

Location
Honolulu, HI
Venue
Ala Moana Beach
Time
06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

On Memorial Day, join tens of thousands at Ala Moana Beach to honor the departed and the fallen from conflict and wars with a Lantern Float starting at 6:30pm.

Memorial Day in America is a day when people remember and honor those who have fallen in service to their country. In Hawai‘i, with its diverse population, traditions become easily adopted and assimilated into its rich cultural fabric. It is the norm for people in Hawai‘i, on Memorial Day, to place flowers and offerings on gravesites of loved ones who served their country as well as those of others who have passed away.

With the wish of creating cultural harmony and understanding, Her Holiness Shinso Ito, Head Priest of Shinnyo-en, officiated the inaugural Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony on Memorial Day, 1999. For the first three years, the event was held at Ke’ehi Lagoon on the south shore of O’ahu. In 2002, the ceremony was moved a few miles down the coast to Ala Moana Beach where it has been observed every year since.

Visit lanternfloatinghawaii.com.