Please join us in this meaningful ceremony to honor and remember loved ones that have passed. There will be a sharing of music, hula, Taiko drummers, chanting and prayers followed by a lantern release into Pauoa Bay at sunset.
Floating Lantern Ceremony Program:
5:30 Hawaiian music and hula during registration and decoration of lanterns
6:15 Taiko Drummers
6:30 Deena Hurwitz introduces our honored guests, the founders of North Hawaii Hospice; Sheila Cadwallader, Nancy Bouvet, and Fran Wollard.
6:45 Kansho Gong and chant/prayer by Reverend Yagi
7:00 Pu blows and chant by Deena Hurwitz followed by a prayer and blessing.
7:10 Honored guests are asked to come to the stage to light a ceremonial lantern and all guests are invited to follow Deena to the water’s edge for a moment of silence
7:20 Release of lantern while quiet music is played