Wish lanterns in Hawaii ceremony

Here at Wish lantern HQ, we’ve recently discovered a tradition that has been taking place for years, on the stunningly serene and idyllic island of Hawaii. This year, on May 27th, people gathered to release wish lanterns across the Pacific Ocean, and watch them float away, in memory of loved ones they may have lost. The communal experience of mourning and remembering can be incredibly therapeutic, and comforting to have so many others around you, attendees of the ceremony commented. Susan Gregg, one of the ceremony initiators said that it comforts her to think of all the people at the event as “angels in human form”, sending prayers up to heaven for the angels already there. As the crowd watch the lanterns carry themselves away, the idea is to think of happiness spreading from their tiny island, all the way across the world, reaching the people who need it most.

If you would like to talk to one of our team about wish lanterns at a memorial service or a larger event, please do get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. Don’t forget, we also have coloured lanterns, or plain white, to suit the tone of your day or evening, perfectly.


3 Responses to Wish lanterns in Hawaii ceremony

  1. missysahib missysahib says:

    I am going to be married in Hawaii next year and was wanting to do this at our wedding on the North Shore. Are there any legal concerns with this? It seems with airplanes flying all around the island this would be dangerous to send a bunch of lanterns into the air. What can you tell me?

  2. admin admin says:

    Hi there,

    There is only one law governing where you can and where you can’t let them off and that is you aren’t allowed to release them within 5 miles of an airport so if you are more than 5 miles away it is perfectly legal and safe. The reason for this is because the lanterns can only travel a mile high and between 2-5 miles horizontally before the fuel cell burns and out and the lanterns come floating back to earth. Please let me know if you have any more questions about launching our lanterns I will be more than happy to help.

    Kind Regards
    Jonny Turner

  3. Sonja Sonja says:

    Any updates on laws pertaining to this? Since I can’t do sparklers in Hawaii, I thought this would be a great alternative and our wedding is right by the ocean. Are there any new laws that prevent this?

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