Friday, 28 October 2011

Ka Molokai Makahiki Festival

when: Jan 2012 (annual)
where: Moloka'I
cost: Free
time: 7.30am-4.30pm
Ka Molokai Makahiki Festival is a long-held Hawaiian tradition celebrating the new harvest. The island of Moloka'I marks the occasion with a grand celebration complete with hula, Hawaiian arts and crafts, games and food.

The harsh kapu, or laws ruling the tribe, are cast aside in favour of sporting competitions and thanksgiving. Usual deities are replaced by the effigy of Lomo, represented by a staff which bears an uncanny resemblance to the sails of a ship - hence Cook's warm reception, since he was mistaken for a visiting god.

Festivities during the day include ancient Hawaiian games like huki huki (tug-of-war), Ulumaika (lawn bowling) and Uma (arm wrestling), to name just a few.

Related Information

Website: Ka Molokai Makahiki Festival Facebook Page

Website: Ka Molokai Makahiki Festival Facebook Page

Contact Details
Name: Louise Bush
Phone: +1 808 553 3673
Town Information: Moloka'I
Full Name: Moloka'I, USA


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