• Pu`ukohola Heiau

    Pu`ukoholā Heiau

    National Historic Site Hawai'i

Pacific Islander Heritage Day 2014

Pacific Islander Day 2014

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Location: Visitor Center
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Fee Information: FREE

In honor of National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2014, the park will be offering a special program celebrating the traditional Pacific Island cultures of Samoa, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Hawaii and others. Pacific Islander Heritage Day will feature various cultural demonstrations and activities, including lauhala weaving, coconut weaving, music, games, canoe rides, dance, special presentations, traditional weapons displays, and more!

This event is being sponsored by the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association, Micronesians United - Big Island, the Univeristy of Hawaii at Hilo Pacific Islander Student Center and the Royal Order of Kamehameha - Kohala Chapter. Park Superintendent Daniel Kawaiaea invites the public to attend this free event.

Contact Name: Ben Saldua
Contact Phone Number: 808-882-7218 ext 1004
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Did You Know?

Captain James Cook, portrait by John Webber, Australian National Portrait Gallery

Many noteworthy explorers visited Pu'ukohola Heiau, including Captain Vancouver (Great Britain), Captain Kotzebue (Russia), and Captain Freycinet (France), all of whom wrote about their meetings with John Young. However, when Captain Cook visited the Island, Pu'ukohola Heiau had yet to be built. More...