(Media release) â€” Puâ€˜uhonua O HÅnaunau National Historical Park is celebrating its 50Â anniversary as a unit of the National Park Service with a cultural festival and series of events from Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26, 2011.
The Cultural Festival, which extends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, Â takes visitors back to old Hawaiâ€˜i in the 1800s. Practitioners inÂ traditional dress will provide visitors with a unique Hawaiian experience, honoring the culture andÂ traditions of the Hawaiian people and cultural experts, and providing local residents and theÂ community a time and place to gather, learn and share.
Other attractions include a hoâ€˜okupu (offering) opening and closing ceremony, hulaÂ performances, canoe rides, food tasting, weaving, hukilau (traditional fishing), musical implements,Â lei making, medicinal plants, archaeological hikes and much more.
(Submitted by Huy Vo.)