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Lantern Floating Hawaii 2020

A touching Buddhist custom attracts thousands of participants in Honolulu

Lantern Floating Hawaii in Hawaii 2019 - Best Time
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Every year up to 40,000 Hawaiians and tourists gather at Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu to participate in the Lantern Floating Ceremony. Held since 1999, it was the first Shinnyo-en lantern festival held outside of Japan. Its goal is to commemorate loved ones and create hope for the future. The event is accompanied by Japanese and Hawaiian music. You can watch this beautiful tradition from a distance or participate by floating your personal lantern. Those who attended this event describe it as a powerful and enl​igh​tening experience.

Lantern Floating Hawaii in Hawaii - Best Season 2020
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