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Hundreds of volunteers to help with lantern floating ceremony

(Image: Lantern Floating Hawaii) (Image: Lantern Floating Hawaii)

By Kristy Tamashiro
HNN Spring Intern

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hundreds of volunteers are pitching in to prepare lanterns that will illuminate Magic Island for the annual Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony on Memorial Day. 

Volunteers will prepare more than 7,000 lanterns. Messages and prayers that are submitted online are handwritten. 

Volunteer duties will also include event day and post-ceremony cleanup.

The post-ceremony clean-up includes retrieving the lanterns from the water. In July, volunteers will gather to clean and restore the lanterns for re-use.

More than 50,000 people attend the Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony.

Interested in volunteering? Click here.

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