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Molokai Makahiki Festival

The Molokai Makahiki Festival is a celebration of Hawaiian culture held every year, in late January, at the Mitchell Pauole Center in the town of Kaunakakai on the island of Molokai.

Festival Activities and Events
Events and activities at the Molokai Makahiki Festival include traditional Hawaiian games, educational exhibits and lectures, art exhibits and workshops, and traditional ceremonies.

What is "Makahiki"?
The "Makahiki" is a designated period of time following the harvesting season when wars and battles were ceased, tributes and taxes were paid by each district to the ruling chief, sporting competitions between villages (districts) were organized and festive events were commenced.

Purpose of the Molokai Makahiki Festival
Ka Molokai Makahiki is committed to preserving these ancient traditions, especially those specific to Molokai. Through a series of lectures, land and ocean activities, hands on art and craft workshops, sporting competitions, oli composition competitions and traditional ceremonies, the Makahiki is alive and well on Molokai.

Makahiki Festival Event Details
The Molokai8 Makahiki Festival takes place at the Mitchell Pauole Center in the Molokai town of Kaunakakai, usually from about 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Makahiki Committee has a variety of trainers and training materials to assist others in organizing their own Makahiki Games. For information about the current year's Molokai Makahiki Festival see the Molokai Events Web site or call 808-553-3673.

Past Molokai Makahiki Festivals
-2009 January 31
-2007 January 16
-2005 January 21 (24th annual event)

See also:
- More Molokai Events
- Events on Other Islands

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