Friday, 22 May 2015 11:32

The Night of a Thousand Lanterns

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In Hungary approximately 14 000 children go missing every year.  Most of them are found, but nearly 80-90 juvenile persons disappear without a trace on a yearly basis.The Night of a Thousand Lanterns is a social responsibility campaign, which we started in 2011.

The mission is to help find lost and missing children and raise public awareness in this very important issue.


In 2011 they adapted the initiative widely known in the United States – photos of missing children are displayed on the sides of thousands of milk cartons and other products (eg. mineral water labels, toast bread packages). Thanks to this 15 disappeared children have been found.


The Night of a Thousand Lanterns is a nationwide event in Hungary taking place on the 25th May every year, which date is known as the International Missing Children’s Day.

On tis day the organizers make charity programs in many Hungarian cities, including children and family activities, educational programs held by NGO-s, crime prevention, followed by a great concert show. At the end of the day thousands of  illuminated balloons filled with helium are released to the sky in memory of all the children lost and missing.

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