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Cultural Series Features Haku Lei Making, Traditional Games

June 19, 2015, 3:35 PM HST
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By Maui Now Staff

Haleakalā National Park continues its Hana Noʻeau cultural demonstration series this Sunday, June 21, with haku lei making and traditional Hawaiian games, led by Piʻilani Lua.  The demonstration will run from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Kīpahulu District of the park in East Maui.  The demonstration is part of Hana Noʻeau, which refers to demonstrating and honoring Native Hawaiian traditions. The series is supported by the Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association, a non-profit park partner.

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The weekly demonstrations are offered in Kīpahulu on Sundays or Mondays between 1 and 3 p.m.; and in the Summit on Fridays or Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

A list of planned events is regularly updated at the National Park website.

A visitor plays `ulu maika (lawn bowling). Photo credit: Haleakalā National Park.

A visitor plays `ulu maika (lawn bowling). Photo credit: Haleakalā National Park.

Bolly Helekahi helps a visitor make a coconut leaf hat. Photo credit: Haleakalā National Park.

Bolly Helekahi helps a visitor make a coconut leaf hat. Photo credit: Haleakalā National Park.

Patricia Gomez makes a feather flower. Photo credit: Haleakalā National Park.

Patricia Gomez makes a feather flower. Photo credit: Haleakalā National Park.

Judy Kinser dances hula.  Photo credit: Haleakalā National Park.

Judy Kinser dances hula. Photo credit: Haleakalā National Park.

Cultural demonstration, photo courtesy Haleakalā National Park.

Cultural demonstration, photo courtesy Haleakalā National Park.

Pi`ilani Lua demonstrates haku lei making and traditional Hawaiian games in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park.

Pi`ilani Lua demonstrates haku lei making and traditional Hawaiian games in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park.

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