Merrie Monarch Festival

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The reputable, week-long Merrie Monarch Festival of Hawaii is fast-approaching, and locals and tourists alike are excited to marvel at the many spectacles. Returning once more to the Afook Chinen Civic Auditoria, this cultural delight honors King David Kalaukaua, who was called the “Merrie Monarch” for his patronage of the arts. He is recognized for restoring many Hawaiian cultural traditions during his reign, including the hula. Stop by and enjoy several free exhibitions and events for a cultural, entertaining delight! If you are staying in Oahu or any of the other islands, consider getting to Hilo via Hawaiian Airlines for excellent fares on flights between islands! Be sure to leave time in your Hawaii itinerary to explore the festivities:     Ho’olaule’a (Celebration) Sunday, March 31st - Starting at 9:00am on Sunday, stop by the Afook Chinene … [Read more...]