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Over 40,000 attend Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai’i ceremony

A crowd of over 40,000 people gathered for the Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai’i ceremony as 6,000 lanterns were set afloat in remembrance of loved ones at Ala Moana Regional Park on Memorial Day. The ceremony marked the 25th anniversary of the event with the theme “Many Rivers, One Ocean.”

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A crowd of over 40,000 people gathered for the Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai'i ceremony as 6,000 lanterns were set afloat in remembrance of loved ones at Ala Moana Regional Park on Memorial Day. The ceremony marked the 25th anniversary of the event with the theme “Many Rivers, One Ocean.”
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A crowd of over 40,000 people gathered for the Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai'i ceremony as 6,000 lanterns were set afloat in remembrance of loved ones at Ala Moana Regional Park on Memorial Day. The ceremony marked the 25th anniversary of the event with the theme “Many Rivers, One Ocean.”
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A crowd of over 40,000 people gathered for the Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai'i ceremony as 6,000 lanterns were set afloat in remembrance of loved ones at Ala Moana Regional Park on Memorial Day. The ceremony marked the 25th anniversary of the event with the theme “Many Rivers, One Ocean.”
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The evening ceremony included a visit by the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hokule'a with its crew. The canoe returned to the isles in December from its Moananuiakea Voyage to support the Lahaina community in Maui after the August 8, 2023 wildfire.
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The evening ceremony included a visit by the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hokule'a with its crew. The canoe returned to the isles in December from its Moananuiakea Voyage to support the Lahaina community in Maui after the August 8, 2023 wildfire.
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A crowd of over 40,000 people gathered for the Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai'i ceremony as 6,000 lanterns were set afloat in remembrance of loved ones at Ala Moana Regional Park on Memorial Day. The ceremony marked the 25th anniversary of the event with the theme “Many Rivers, One Ocean.”
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A crowd of over 40,000 people gathered for the Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai'i ceremony as 6,000 lanterns were set afloat in remembrance of loved ones at Ala Moana Regional Park on Memorial Day. The ceremony marked the 25th anniversary of the event with the theme “Many Rivers, One Ocean.”
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The evening ceremony included a visit by the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hokule'a with its crew. The canoe returned to the isles in December from its Moananuiakea Voyage to support the Lahaina community in Maui after the August 8, 2023 wildfire.
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Shinnyo en volunteers set afloat lanterns from a canoe.
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A crowd of over 40,000 people gathered for the Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai'i ceremony as 6,000 lanterns were set afloat in remembrance of loved ones at Ala Moana Regional Park on Memorial Day. The ceremony marked the 25th anniversary of the event with the theme “Many Rivers, One Ocean.”
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A new lantern for earth was designed and built by kumu and students from Malama Honua Public Charter School in Waimanalo. Malama Honua means to care for island earth and the lantern is made of wood that has traveled the world from the wood of Hokule'a and Hikianalia.
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A crowd of over 40,000 people gathered for the Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai'i ceremony as 6,000 lanterns were set afloat in remembrance of loved ones at Ala Moana Regional Park on Memorial Day. The ceremony marked the 25th anniversary of the event with the theme “Many Rivers, One Ocean.”
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A crowd of over 40,000 people gathered for the Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai'i ceremony as 6,000 lanterns were set afloat in remembrance of loved ones at Ala Moana Regional Park on Memorial Day. The ceremony marked the 25th anniversary of the event with the theme “Many Rivers, One Ocean.”