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Experiencing Hawaiian Culture

June 29, 2013

The following photos and videos were taken today at the 52nd Anniversary and Hawaiian Cultural Festival at Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. 

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Visitors enjoying an outrigger canoe ride! (NPS)

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Smile! (NPS)

A visitor shows off her lei po'o (Dave Boyle/NPS)

A visitor shows off her lei po’o (Dave Boyle/NPS)

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Ready for adventure on the high seas! (NPS)

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Visitors learning traditional Hawaiian weaving techniques…(NPS)

How can you not smile at such an amazing event! (Dave Boyle/NPS)

How can you not smile at such an amazing event! (Dave Boyle/NPS)

Park Ranger Charles Hua in his hou cape (Used by permission John Wicart)

Park Ranger Charles Hua in his hou cape (Used by permission John Wicart)

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There’s no age limit on culture or fun at the festival! (NPS)

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park volunteer Ed prepares a Hawaiian nose flute for a visitor. (Dave Boyle/NPS)

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park volunteer Ed prepares a Hawaiian nose flute for a visitor. (Dave Boyle/NPS)

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Demonstrating how Hawaiians traditionally beat bark to create kapa, a type of cloth. (NPS)

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A young volunteer demonstrates the throw net. (NPS)

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Ohe kapala…traditional stamping technique…(NPS)

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These keiki (children) are all ready to share their knowledge of traditional Hawaiian practices with park visitors. (NPS)

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This park volunteer teaches how to make a traditional Hawaiian broom. (NPS)

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Ranger Cindy has her hands full today! (NPS)

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A young visitor pounds poi (Dave Boyle/NPS)

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Volunteers take a moment to smile for the camera. Aloha! (Dave Boyle/NPS)

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This volunteer can shows visitors how to turn these leaves into beautiful lauhala bracelets. (NPS)

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Playing with an ipu (gourd drum) (NPS)

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One of the most popular activities at the event…(NPS)

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Making ipu (gourd drums) (NPS)

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A Hawaiian nose flute. (NPS)

Chief of Resources and archaeologist Adam Johnson guides visitors through the park. (Used by permission, John Wicart)

Chief of Resources and archaeologist Adam Johnson guides visitors through the park. (Used by permission, John Wicart)

NPS“What are we waiting for…let’s go! (NPS)

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Hawaii Pacific Parks Association cultural demonstrator Charles Grace shows a young volunteer how to throw the fishing net, so that he in turn can teach others. (NPS)

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Pounding poi. (NPS)

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Poi was and is a very important food in Hawaii. (NPS)

Visitors learning how to dance the hula (Used by permission, John Wicart)

Visitors learning how to dance the hula (Used by permission, John Wicart)

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Wana (sea urchin) (NPS)

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Hula (NPS)

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Ho’o makaukau (are you ready?) (NPS)

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Walter Wong from the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail shares a cup of awa (traditional drink) with a visitor. (NPS)

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Awa was and is a very important ceremonial drink in various Polynesian cultures. (NPS)

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This young keiki (child) made a fish out of coconut leaves (NPS)

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Ranger Charles Hua in his cape made of hau takes a moment to take a picture today. (NPS)

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Uncle Taro smiles as he weaves coconut leaves (NPS)

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A visitor making a hat from coconut leaves (NPS)

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Making a basket…(NPS)

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Hawaii Pacific Parks Association employee Hulali weaving a lauhala bracelet (NPS)

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Lauhala (NPS)

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Aunty Lehua (NPS)

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Lots of visitors took advantage of this NPS

A big mahalo (thanks) to all the folks who worked behind the scenes to make sure our volunteers and staff were well taken care of during today's event! (NPS

A big mahalo (thanks) to all the folks who worked behind the scenes to make sure our volunteers and staff were well taken care of during today’s event! (NPS)

"What's going on here?" This gecko climbed up the computer monitor as we uploaded today's photos and videos for you to see! (NPS)

“What’s going on here?” This gecko climbed up the computer monitor as we uploaded today’s photos and videos for you to see! (NPS)

 

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