Floating lantern ceremony

By Guido Trombetta on 6:47 PM ,
Floating lantern ceremony
REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

This monday, as every year on Memorial Day, thousands of people have gathered at Ala Moana Beach, Hawaii, to honor and pray for those who sacrificed their lives in war and natural disasters, for loved ones who have passed away and to aim for a harmonious and peaceful future. Thousands of "japanese lanterns" were released on the water during what is known as "Buddhist Floating Lantern Ceremony", even if the organizers loves to say:“It’s not a Hawaiian thing or a Japanese thing. It’s not a Buddhist thing. It’s a ‘Human Thing’”

Floating lantern ceremony
REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
Floating lantern ceremony
REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
Floating lantern ceremony
REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
Floating lantern ceremony
REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
Floating lantern ceremony
REUTERS/Hugh Gentry
Floating lantern ceremony
REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

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2 Response to 'Floating lantern ceremony'

  1. Anonymous
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/05/floating-lantern-ceremony.html?showComment=1336015629949#c6321591439703737538'> May 3, 2012 at 5:27 AM

    awesome photos. I wish these ceremony was more widespread.

     

  2. nathan264
    http://seawayblog.blogspot.com/2008/05/floating-lantern-ceremony.html?showComment=1460710806920#c281466597170506360'> April 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    Do you have a Youtube channel as well with this kind of content on it? I would love to see this post turned into a longer video if possible. Maybe I can share on it on my website.
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