Monday, May 28, 2007

HAWAII LANTERN FESTIVAL

Memorial Day 2007



The Hawaii Lantern Festival is in progress as I write this. I imagine the evening to be much like this brief highlighted version of the annual commemerative event last year. As darkness falls, the lanterns will slowly float out to sea honoring the spirit of so many no longer living. On this particular evening, for our family, the names of loved ones, so recently with us in body and spirit, will be launched from the shoreline to ebb seaward.

Here is a link to closeup pictures of the event, lanterns from the
2006 Hawaii Lantern Festival you can view by clicking on the arrow above the photos.

This a Memorial Day annual event that a local Honolulu station, KITV-TV, will televise. Reportedly, one week later, the program will be aired on the Internet.

My sincere wish on this day is Peace for all.

6 comments:

  1. I join you in wishing for peace, only I wish it all days.

    Interesting to know about the Hawaiian tradition. Thanks.

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  2. A very beautiful and moving ceremony. Wished I could have participated.

    Thanks for the link.

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  3. I love the photos showing all the lanterns floating on the ocean! The sunset was gorgeous. What a nice memorial!

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  4. What a beautiful way to remember loved ones.

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  5. Thanks for the link Joared. Beautiful, and I loved those lanterns on the water.

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