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This is an annual event held at Ala Moana beach. We were subletting an apartment nearby and heard that it was on so joined in. During the day you pick up a lantern kit from the organizer’s tent and prepare you lantern by writing messages to loved ones that have passed on. In the evening after the sun has gone down, many hundreds of people light their lanterns and release them into the bay. It is a spectacular sight and was quite a moving experience for us and we had just lost an uncle and paid tribute to him on our lantern.
Hawaii Floating Lantern Festival 2013 – Memorial Day
Lanterns with Messages Ready to be Floated
Lantern Beach During the Daytime – Ala Moana Beach Memorial Day 2013.