The Water Lantern Festival In Hawaii That’s A Night Of Pure Magic

Observed on the last Monday of May, and unofficially marking the beginning of summer, Memorial Day is an American holiday that originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971 and honors the men and women who have fallen in service to their country. But in Hawaii, with its diverse population and cultures, traditions become adopted and assimilated. It is the norm not just to place flowers and offerings on the grave sites of those who served their country, but others who have passed away as well. And since 1999, at least on the island of Oahu, the most famous way to honor loved ones who have passed is with a visit to the annual Lantern Floating Hawaii.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Time & Date: Monday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Address: Ala Moana Regional Park,1201 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, 96814

For more information, visit their website or follow them on Facebook. Have you ever attended the annual Lantern Floating Hawaii event? Are you planning to attend this year? Sound off in the comments below.