(BIVN) – The public is invited to attend the 58th anniversary of Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park as a unit of the National Park Service at the end of June, a milestone hat will be marked by a Hawaiian Cultural Festival.
According to the National Park Service:
On Saturday, June 29th, activities will include canoe rides in Hōnaunau Bay, lauhala and coconut frond weaving, kapa beating, traditional lei making, and more. On Sunday, June 30th, the celebration continues with traditional Hawaiian foods tasting and hukilau (traditional fishing) demonstration. This year’s festival theme is I ka wā mua, ka wā ma hope, The future is in the past.
The Cultural Festival takes visitors back in time so they can experience how Hawai‘i would’ve felt in the 1800’s. Practitioners in traditional dress will provide visitors with a uniquely Hawaiian experience, honor the culture and traditions of cultural experts and the Hawaiian people, and provide visitors and community members a time and place to gather, learn, and share. Take home craft items that you learned to make with your own hands!