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Cultural Diversity Celebrated Throughout the Islands
Cultural Diversity Celebrated Throughout the Islands
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Cultural Diversity Celebrated Throughout the Islands

 

Hawaii is home to such a unique mixture of ethnicities that it’s hard to believe that it is the most geographically isolated location in the world. This melting pot of cultures is what makes the islands such a warm and inviting place for any visitor. Throughout the year, visitors and locals alike come together to celebrate the cultural diversity that makes Hawaii such a special place. Following are several festivals worth checking out in the coming months:

  • Filipino Fiesta (Oahu), May 7: Experience various aspects of Filipino culture and honor the strength of the Filipino community in Hawaii. The celebration includes a historical cultural parade spanning from Fort DeRussy to Kapiolani Park, a cultural village with various booths highlighting the tastes and sounds of the Philippines, and a Santacruzan (historical beauty pageant) featuring Filipino beauties in a candle lit parade. www.filcom.org
  • Kauai Polynesian Festival, May 26-29: Celebrate the Polynesian cultures of Tahiti, New Zealand, Samoa and Hawaii. The festival opens with a Polynesian Grand Luau at the Sheraton Kauai Resort, followed by three-days of Tahitian, Maori, Samoan and Hawaiian entertainment, food booths, Polynesian arts and crafts, dance competitions, and workshops for the entire family to enjoy. www.kauaipolynesianfestival.org
  • Pan-Pacific Festival (Oahu), June 10: Experience the cultural heritage of the people from Japan! Since 1980, this festival continues to offer an eclectic assortment of cultural arts, crafts, traditional folk music and performances. A complete weekend-long affair, the festival includes a hoolaulea, performing arts showcase, hula festival, arts and crafts fair, and parade. www.pan-pacific-festival.com
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s Cultural Festival (Hawaii Island), July 9: Learn Hawaiian crafts from the masters and make a lei or feather kahili (feather standard symbolic of royalty), play Hawaiian games likepalaie (a loop and ball game), weave a coconut basket, and taste traditional foods. Attendees can also learn the arts of fishing, throwing a net, building a canoe, and much more for skilled practitioners. www.fhvnp.org

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