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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He Aloha Ho’oipoipo :: A Hawaiian Love Affair

Did you know that close to half a million people honeymoon in Hawaii each year? Hawaii has long been known as one of the most romantic destinations in the world because it combines sensuousness with adventure.  Breathtaking views, miles of crystal blue water, and soft ocean breezes create the perfect atmosphere for romance.  But unlike …
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Visit the 12th Annual Holualoa Village Coffee & Art Stroll

The 12th Annual Holualoa Village Coffee & Art Stroll is this Saturday, November 6th from 9am to 3pm along Mamalahoa Highway. Sample estate grown coffees from over two dozen local farms while perusing Holualoa’s exquisite boutique art galleries and gift shops. This is the perfect time to get an early start on your holiday shopping! …
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Don’t Miss The Ford Ironman World Championship on Oct. 9th!

The most recognized endurance event in the world, The Ford Ironman World Championship, is taking place this Saturday, October 9th near the Holualoa Inn in Kona, Hawaii. Tens of thousands of triathletes attempt to qualify for this Ironman, but only 1,800 succeed. This race is to triathletes what the Tour de France is to bicyclists …
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