Avocado Festival Inspires Delicious Treats

The 5th Annual Hawai’i Avocado Festival will be held this Saturday, February 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm at the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook. Highlights of this fun and free Festival include guacamole tastings, avocado recipe contests, an organic farmer’s market, locally-made arts and crafts, panel presentations, a Green fashion show, healing arts, live …
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18th Annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival This Saturday

For centuries, the Japanese have celebrated the beauty of the blossoming cherry trees by feasting under them. This custom, known as Hanami, has spread throughout the world, and this year’s Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival in Waimea is scheduled for Saturday, February 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Festival will feature performances of Taiko drummers and Bon …
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January is Volcano Awareness Month

Sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), the goal of Volcano Awareness Month is to educate visitors and kama’aina about the history and power of the volcanoes that have formed our island home.  HVO believes this awareness is crucial, particularly when it comes to the safe exploration and enjoyment of Kilauea, the world’s …
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Resolve to Enjoy the New Year

We can attribute the origin of New Year’s Resolutions to the Roman mythical king Janus of 153 B.C.  Janus was depicted with two faces, one facing forward and one facing back.  Situated at the head of the calendar, Janus was thought to simultaneously evaluate the events of the past year while exploring the promise of …
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Welcome to the Makahiki Season – Hawaiian Tradition

The Pleiades In ancient times, Hawaiian priests would search the night sky for Makali’i, known today as the Pleiades.  The sighting of the Makali’i signified the presence of Lono, the Hawaiian god of fertility, and the start of Makahiki season, the four month Hawaiian new year season.  As Lono passed over each district, each island, …
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Mele Kalikimaka and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou from your Ohana at Holualoa Inn

Each year, Holualoa Village fills with joy and celebration at the Annual Music & Light Festival. This year – the 14th annual festival – was no exception. On December 4th, an estimated 2,000 kama’aina and visitors alike enjoyed the delicious foods, talented artists, tree lighting and even a visit from Santa. Favorite local musicians John …
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