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North Hawaii Hospice hosts Floating Lantern Ceremony (Aug. 28)


North Hawaii Hospice will host its first annual floating lantern ceremony 5-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 at The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii.

The ceremony, to be held at Coconut Grove at the AAA Four Diamond luxury resort, will include live music, hula, Taiko drummers and Hawaiian chanting and will be followed by a sunset lantern release into Pauoa Bay.

“This is truly a remarkable event.” said Katherine W. Ciano, MHA, RN and executive director of North Hawaii Hospice. “We are looking forward to partnering with The Fairmont Orchid in what we hope will be an annual event to honor and remember those who have passed.”

Lantern floating is an Asian spiritual tradition that symbolizes the wish for all beings to live in peaceful coexistence. As the lanterns are released onto the ocean they take with them our healing prayers to honor and remember those who have passed.

Admission is free, and floating lanterns for inscribing messages and decorating will be provided for a suggested donation of $10.

Food and beverage will be available for purchase, and complimentary self parking will be available.

For further information, call North Hawaii Hospice at 885-7547 or visit

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