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It’s Pacific Islander Heritage Day!

May 17, 2013

Experience  traditional Pacific Islander cultures at this year’s Pacific Islander Heritage Day at Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site.

In honor of National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2013, Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site will be offering a special program today that celebrates the traditional Pacific Island cultures of Samoa, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Hawaii and others. Pacific Islander Heritage Day will feature various cultural demonstrations and activities, including lauhala weaving, cocount weaving, music, games, dance, special presentations, traditional weapons displays, and more! This event will take place today from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the park’s Visitor Center.

This event is being sponsored by the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association, Micronesians United – Big Island, the Univeristy of Hawaii at Hilo Pacific Islander Student Center and the Royal Order of Kamehameha – Kohala Chapter. Park Superintendent Daniel Kawaiaea invites the public to attend this free event.

Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month during the Month of May!

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

Mark your calendar for our upcoming 40th Anniversary Hawaiian Cultural Festival on August 11-12, 2012. Click image to be taken to the official Festival website!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. agatharaisinslover permalink
    May 17, 2013 10:18 am

    Reblogged this on Mr B, the Gardener.


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