It’s Pacific Islander Heritage Day!
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site is offering a special program today that celebrates traditional Hawaiian culture: “Pacific Islander Heritage Day.” This special event will take place today from 10am-2pm and will feature various cultural demonstrations and activities, including lei making, coconut weaving, kahili making, traditional games, weapons displays, ukulele music and more. This event is being held in and around the park Visitor Center.
The stone heiau at Kawaihae is one of the last major sacred structures built in Hawai‘i before outside influences altered ancient Hawaiian life permanently. Constructed in 1790-1791 by Kamehameha I, it ultimately led to his unification of the Hawaiian Islands and its people by 1810. If you would like additional information about this event, ranger programs or other upcoming events, please contact park staff at 882-7218 Ext. 1011 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/puhe.