Prince Kuhio Day

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What better way to experience Oahu than to engage in a celebration of its rich history and tradition? Locals and tourists alike welcome the holiday each year on March 26th - the birthdate of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniani’ole Piikoi. Prince Kuhio was the heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii who became the 1st Hawaiian delegate to the United States Congress. As delegate, he wrote the first Hawaii Statehood bill in 1919, and won the Hawaiian Homes Act in 1921 - which set aside 200,000 acres of land for Hawaiian Natives. Prince Kuhio Day not only honors the former royal, but it is also a love letter to the individuals and organizations that strive to perpetuate the unique Hawaiian culture and traditions. Make the most of your visit to Oahu attractions this month, and take part in the festivities. All events are free and open to the public!     Prince Kuhio … [Read more...]

The Honolulu Marathon

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Did you know that Honolulu, Hawaii is home to one of the world’s ten largest marathon races? The Honolulu Marathon takes place on Sunday, December 11th this year, and in the past has averaged about 25,000 finishing runners. To put that number in perspective, that’s only about 10,000 less participants than compete in the world’s largest marathon in London. First held in 1973, the Honolulu Marathon has maintained popularity with marathoners partly because it requires no qualifying standards, has no limit on its number of runners, and has no time limit to finish the course. Another draw is its breathtaking ocean views; the majority of the Honolulu Marathon’s course runs along the beach, passing through such notable tourist attractions as Honolulu Harbor and the famous Waikiki Beach. Runners also pass by Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American land, and Diamond Head, … [Read more...]