September 21, 2021
RING YOUR BELL FOR PEACE DAY
In celebration of Peace Day in Hawai‘i, the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai‘i will host an online ringing of the bells at temples and favorite places around the islands at 9:01 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. A special appearance by ‘ukulele master and peace ambassador Jake Shimabukuro highlights the event. Melveen Leed will sing "Let There Be Peace on Earth." Welcome remarks, music and pule begin at 8:30 a.m., then Bishop Eric Matsumoto will lead a minute of silence, honoring all those who have sacrificed for the achievement of peace. At 9:01 a.m. bells will ring out from temples, churches, schools, individual homes, and community organizations. The program will be streamed live online via Zoom and Facebook Live.
September 21 has been the International Day of Peace since it was established by the United Nations in 1981. It is also Peace Day in the state of Hawai'i. Visit visit hongwanjihawaii.com/peaceday2021 for more info.
August 25, 2021
HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK FEE-FREE DAY
Honoring the birthday of the National Park Service there will be no entrance fee to the Park today.