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Lantern floating best on Sunday


    During the annual Shinnyo-En Lantern Floating on Monday, May 29, 2017 at Ala Moana Regional Park in Honolulu, Hawaii. About 50,000 participated during the annual event, which has grown since its start in 1999, and pays tribute during Memorial Day to deceased family and friends.

The social media was ablaze with many comments as to why Hawaii’s lantern floating ceremony is held on the same day as the national observance of Memorial Day, which is held every year on the last Monday of May. Read more

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