40,000+ expected at Lantern Floating Hawaii event
Event celebrating 15 years at Magic Island
More than 40,000 people are expected to participate in the 15th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii event on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park.
Lantern Floating Hawaii is officiated by Shinnyo-en and presented by Na Lei Aloha Foundation.
The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available at the Hawaii Convention Center from 9 a.m. through midnight, with free shuttle service to Magic Island beginning at 3:30 p.m. then back to the Hawaii Convention Center from 7:45 p.m.
The lantern request tent opens at 10 a.m.
The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. with special performances by Kuana Torres Kahele, Shinnyo Taiko, Halau Hula Kamamolikolehua, and Shinnyo-en Shomyo Ensemble.
At 6:45 p.m., Her Holiness Shinso Ito, Head of Shinnyo-en, will address the audience followed by the lighting of the Light of Harmony and floating of the lanterns upon the given cue.
Click here to see pictures of the 12th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii.
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