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Hawaiian Culture

Introduction to Native Hawaiian Culture

  [caption id="attachment_6899" align="alignright" width="425"] ©Polinahe Photography[/caption] One of the most memorable aspects of a visit to Maui is the opportunity to experience the rich Hawaiian culture and history of the islands. You cannot visit the Hawaiian Islands without, in some way, being exposed to its deeply-rooted heritage, whether through...

Ohana Means Family

        When you visit Maui and are welcomed at your place of stay, you might be told you are now part of their ‘ohana. What does that mean? What is the Hawaiian concept of ‘ohana? We are all part of an ‘ohana. . . and usually more...

What Is Hula?

Every spring, the people of the Hawaiian Islands celebrate and honor Hawaii's ancient dance form, hula, at the annual Merrie Monarch Hula Competition on the island of Hawai'i. The Merrie Monarch has been likened to the Superbowl of hula. Hula dancers and enthusiasts alike are glued to their televisions, and...

Plants in Hawaii

  There is an ‘olelo noʻeau (Hawaiian saying): “He keiki aloha nā mea kanu.” Beloved children are the plants. It is said of Hawaiian farmers that their plants are like beloved children, receiving much attention and care. There are stories of ancient planters giving a name to their ipu (gourd) like...

10 things you should know about Hawaii

TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HAWAII While Hawaii might be famous for its vibrant luau celebrations, active volcanoes, and affinity for Spam, some of the most intriguing facts about the islands are not typically broadcasted. From Hawaii's days as an avant-garde kingdom to building codes that reference palm trees,...

Guide to Local Hawaii Food

Hawaii is the most racially diverse state in the U.S., and this cultural melting pot has cooked up a delicious and unique mix of Hawaii food choices. The original diet of the Native Hawaiians has been altered and augmented over the last 200 years by foods introduced by the arriving...

Hawaii Words and Phrases

Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. with two official languages: Hawaiian and English. English is the primary everyday language that is spoken in the islands, but when you visit Maui you will undoubtedly hear Hawaiian words, phrases, and songs. You might overhear some local people conversing in the beautiful, flowing...

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