It’s That Makahiki Time of the Year

Thu, February 3, 2011

It’s That Makahiki Time of the Year

Celebration and the spirit of aloha filled Kaunakakai this weekend as the farmer-friendly Makahiki season was observed. At the 29th  annual festivities on Molokai since the island’s original celebrations ceased in 1918, Hawaiians reconnected to their land and ancestors by honoring Lono, the god of peace, fertility and agriculture, during customary ceremonies. “It’s a time to reconnect with our culture and bring the community and family together to practice aloha,” said Kawika Crivello, a local participant in the day’s protocols.The three-day celebration also focused on the ideals of health, wellness and Hawaiian identity through the practice of traditional games.

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