Pics: Lantern Floating Hawaii 2012

The 14th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony, with a theme of “Many Rivers, One Ocean,” was held on Monday, Memorial Day, at Magic Island and the shores of Ala Moana Beach Park. An estimated 40,000 people from all over the world gathered for the beautiful night of solemn reflection and remembrance for lost loved ones.

Presented by the Nā Lei Aloha Foundation and officiated by the Shinnyo-en Buddhists, this year’s ceremony included musical performances by Raiatea Helm, the Brothers Cazimero, Shinnyo Taiko, Hālau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniākea and the Shinnyo-en Shomyo Choir.

Photos by Tracy Chan, Travis Okimoto and Michael Wong.

Lantern Floating Hawaii 2012

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-Photo by Michael Wong