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Announcement of Alternate Plans for Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai‘i 2021

Due to concerns for the health and safety of community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai‘i 2021 will not be held as a gathering on the beach on May 31, 2021.

Since 1999, this annual ceremony has drawn tens of thousands of residents and visitors from around the world to Ala Moana Beach on Memorial Day for a moment of collective remembrance, harmony and expressing commitment toward building a brighter future.

Although candle-lit lanterns bearing remembrances and commitments to positive action will not be floated on the ocean this year, Shinnyo-en, host of the lantern floating, will be offering opportunities in the coming months reflecting the theme of “Many Rivers, One Ocean – Share Your Light.”


Please check back and follow us on @shinnyolanternfloatinghawaii and at Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaiʻi for updates.

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