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August 12, 2011

It's almost time for this year's Hawaiian Cultural Festival at Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site!

August 13-14, 2011

Hard to believe, but tomorrow is the beginning of the 39th Annual Ho`oku`ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival for us here at Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site on the Big Island of Hawaii!

The public is invited to experience Royal Court ceremonies, traditional warrior exhibitions, cultural demonstrations, traditional crafts, music, games, double-hulled canoe rides, traditional food tasting and many more activities.

The Royal Court, Ho`okupu (Gift-Giving Ritual) and Sham battle will take place on Saturday, August 13 from 6:30am-10:00am.

Ever ride in a traditional double hulled canoe? Join us for free rides along the beautiful Kohala Coast of Hawaii's Big Island.

NĀ KE‘ENA HANA (Cultural Workshops and Activities 10:30am-3:00pm Sat. & Sun.) 

Hula Kāhiko (Ancient Hula), Lei Haku Ame Lei Wili (Ancient Lei Making), Hana Kapa Kuiki (Quilting), Ulana, Lauhala (Lauhala Weaving), ‘Ohe Hanu Ihu (Nose Flute), Kūkūweke La‘ī  (Rain Cape), Hana ‘Upena Kiloi (Net Making), Ku‘i ‘Ai (Poi Pounding), Holo Wa‘a   (Canoe Rides), Hana Hū (Spinning Tops)l, ‘Ohe Kāpala Ki‘i (Bamboo Stamp, Designs), Pahu  (Drums), Ulana Lau Niu (Frond Plaiting), Kahili (Fly Brush), Nī‘au Pūlumi (Hawaiian Broom), Ipu (Gourd, making), Hana Pala‘ie (Loop and Ball Making), Makau  (Fishhook), Kumu La‘au (Woodwork), Ku‘i, Wauke (Tapa Pounding), Awa (Traditional Drink)

The following are photographs were taken by Kai Markell at the August 14, 2010 ceremonies at the Bicentennial Ho`oku`ikahi Hawaiian Cultural Festival at  Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site and are used by permission.

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