Join us for the 25th Annual Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaiʻi Ceremony

Memorial Day, May 29, 2023
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. HST.


Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaiʻi returns to Ala Moana Beach on May 29, 2023 as an in-person ceremony for the first time since 2019.

Join us in person or from afar to create this moment of reconnection and healing.

Details on how you may receive an Individual Lantern to float during the ceremony will be released soon.

To have a volunteer float a lantern your behalf, submit your remembrances and messages here. Online submissions received through the month of April will be hand-transcribed and affixed to a Collective Remembrance Lantern to be floated in the ceremony from the canoes. Submissions received in May through 12 a.m. of May 29 will be printed and floated on a Collective Remembrance Lantern.

View Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaiʻi 2023 here or on KHON2 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. HST on May 29, 2023. You may also view the ceremony on Facebook, InstagramYouTube and on

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