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Kaloko-Honokōhau NHP to Honor Close of Makahiki Season

February 13, 2016, 4:02 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:54 PM
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Kaloko-Honokōhau. File photo by Jamilia Epping.

Kaloko-Honokōhau. File photo by Jamilia Epping.

In honor of the close to the traditional Makahiki season, an ‘Ohana Day will be held on Feb. 20 at the‘Ai‘ōpio Fishtrap at Honokōhau Beach.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and begin with Hawaiian protocol to honor and appreciate the Makahiki season.

In addition, the day will include canoe rides, a turtle information station, and an activity about anchialine pools and the native animals that live in them.

David Carvalho from the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes will also be on hand. He will discuss volcano hazards.

The Nā Pe‘a team, Ala Kahakai NHT Blue Trail Program, will conduct a blessing for a new outrigger wa‘a (canoe) that will be used for park projects.

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Members of the public are invited to the free event.

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To obtain additional information, contact the Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park at 326-9057.

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