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56th Annual Cultural Festival at Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau

Posted June 17, 2017, 10:03 AM HST
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Double hull canoe rides by Dave Boyle during last year’s park anniversary and festival. Photo courtesy of Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park.

Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park invites the community for its 56th Anniversary and Annual Cultural Festival on June 24 and 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Children, kūpuna, and visitors are all welcome to enjoy the festivities and learning of a “living culture” during the free public event. 

Saturday, June 24, will open with games, arts and canoe rides. On Sunday, June 25, there will be games, arts, hukilau and Hawaiian food tasting. 

The celebration theme will be Ka Lā Hiki Ola (An Extension of Life), a philosophy rooted in the chants and practices of Pu’uhonua which carries Hawaiian culture between generations.

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The annual festival has become a tradition for the local community, teaching youth and visitors about Hawaiian culture and heritage. It also serves as a venue where cultural practitioners and artisans can demonstrate their craft and engage youth.

The Annual Cultural Festival is sponsored by Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association.

For more information call (808) 328-2326, extension 1702, or visit the park’s website.

Kapa making by Dave Boyle during last year’s park anniversary and festival. Photo courtesy of Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park.

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