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Ceremony and Festivities Welcome Hokule’a and Hikianalia Crews to American Samoa

August 22, 2014

Hikianalia and Hokule'a with Rainmaker (Pioa) Mountain in the background.

Hikianalia and Hokule’a with Rainmaker (Pioa) Mountain in the background.

Yesterday, the territory welcomed the Hokule’a and Hikianalia crews from Hawaii. A traditional Samoan ava ceremony was held to honor their arrival. Later, the American Samoa Community College Samoan Studies Program, the Swains Island group, and the crews performed songs and dances. It was an exciting day in American Samoa!

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Hokule'a

Hokule’a

Hikianalia

Hikianalia

Hokule'a and Hikianalia crews perform a Hawaiian chant to request permission to come ashore.

Hokule’a and Hikianalia crews perform a Hawaiian chant to request permission to come ashore.

Samoan ava ceremony

Samoan ava ceremony

Hokule'a and Hikianalia crews perform during the festivities.

Hokule’a and Hikianalia crews perform during the festivities.

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