Things To Do In Hawaii? Then must visit Prince Kuhio Festival 2018. This year’s annual Prince Anahola Prince Kuhio day was held on the Saturday of March 17th. The festival went down in Hawaii at Anahola Beach Park, Anahola. It was not only for family enchantment but also for commemoration purposes as a lot of things to do in there.
Prince Kuhio Festival as the name states is a festival held to honor the legacy of Prince John Kuhio Kalaniana’ole.
Prince John Kuhio was a royal prince of the house Kalakaua. The festival purports to reaffirm the prince’s stewardship, leadership, his vision and overly his legacy that was entrenched in the perpetuation of a healthy Hawaiian community and making the Hawaiian culture a footnote in history. His legacy of growth of Hawaiian communities was on Ho’opulapula which is Hawaiian for Homestead land. The festival’s performances are a threshold to the future of Kauai as envisioned by Prince Kuhio.
The Prince Kuhio Festival does not solely honor Prince Kuhio. This year, the legacy of Kupuna Alroy Nalei Enos was also reaffirmed besides Prince John Kuhio’s legacy. Kupuna Alroy Nalei Enos was celebrated for his leadership and for strongly advocating for the Native Hawaiian people. The strong leader was also remembered for being a life-long educator, spiritual leader, and coach. This commemoration was therefore not in vain due to the greatness he impacted on Kauai and its people of Anahola.
Besides the honoring of the two great visionaries, Prince Kuhio Festival was fun-filled. The families which participated in the festival were entreated to numerous exhibits: cultural, educational, wealth and healthiness exhibits. In honor of celebrating the legacy of the prince, families who attended the festival had the pleasure of seeing live music performances alongside hula performances. The Hula performances were not just for the fun of it: marked celebrating the past and embracing what is to come in the future.
Away from all the fun in the food and booths, there is Ho’okupu. It is the real deal of the entire Prince Kuhio Festival; some sort of appeasement ceremony. It began at 11 am and if by appeasement you thought libation, Ho’okupu is strictly a no alcohol and drugs event. Ho’okupu is Hawaiian for an offering. The festival is of importance because the legacy of Prince Kuhio made Hawaii to be recognized as a political entity. This was later before the U.S Congress. Although the festival is the Prince’s birthday, rightfully on March 26th, it may fall shift depending on weekends etcetera.