Hawaiian Culture

Hawaiian culture stories published by Maui No Ka Oi Magazine.

Makahiki

Each year, as the rains came and the Makali‘i, or Pleiades, appeared in the night sky, Hawaiians of old set aside time to rest, feast and play.
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Birth of a Canoe

After nearly two decades in dry dock, the first oceangoing traditional voyaging canoe, Mo‘okiha o Pi‘ilani, embarked on its maiden voyage from Mala Wharf in Lahaina on July 11.
Hula o Na Keiki

Hula O Na Keiki

Two-dozen students, representing halau from Maui, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Island and Japan, will compete at this year’s Hula O Na Keiki event.
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Magic Happens

Magic happens when the Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce meets on the beach in Wailea.
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Bringing Hawaiian Culture To Light

The Four Seasons in Wailea has a brilliant new art collection—“the first of its kind anywhere,”--courtesy of modern Hawaiian artists.
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Giving Voice to a Culture

For more than a millennium, Hawaii relied on was an oral culture. It’s not mere chance that the spoken word has regained its importance today.
Ho‘olawa Farm

Explore Further: Native Knowledge from Ho’olawa Farms

Learn the traditional uses for native plants nurtured by Anna Palomino at Ho‘olawa Farms in Haiku.
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Now, Voyager

Seventeen years in the making, the Hawaiian modern day voyaging canoe Mo‘okiha O Piilani will set sail on December 21 during the winter solstice.
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The Future of Kalo

If Hawaiian kalo (taro) is in danger, is genetic modification the answer?
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Ripple Effect

In its twenty-five years, Po‘okela has influenced the community beyond Kaanapali Beach Hotel.
'Ukulele

Jumping Flea

'Ukulele entertainer and master teacher Walter Kawa'i'aea keeps the beat of Hawaiian music.
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Where Tradition Holds Sway

John Ka‘imikaua's Legacy Lives on through Moloka‘i's Homage to Hula
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Celebration of the Arts

Every Easter weekend, the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, goes all out with its Celebration of the Arts: a celebration of all things Hawaiian.