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North Hawaii Hospice floating lantern ceremony (Aug. 25)


North Hawaii Hospice hosts its third annual floating lantern ceremony 5-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii.

The ceremony, to be held at Coconut Grove at the 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 were overwhelmed at the over 1,000 participants who were able to enjoy last year’s event and are looking forward to partnering once again with The Fairmont Orchid 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.

Lanterns are collected at the end of the release, the lantern bases are saved, and the lantern papers are collected, dried, and burned in a respectful manner.

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, although carpooling is encouraged.

For further information, call North Hawaii Hospice at 808-885-7547 or visit:

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