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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Lâ Kûkahekahe is a day of celebration for students, families, and those interested in learning the Hawaiian language. Amy Kalili gives us a glimpse of what's in store at Windward Community College this Saturday.

I kçia Poʻaono, lâ kanakolu o ʻOkakopa, ma ka hola ʻeiwa, e haele kâkou i ke Kulanui Kaiâulu o Koʻolau no ka Lâ Kûkahekahe, he lâ e nanea ai ka ʻohana i ka nani o ka ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi.

This Saturday at 9 a.m., head to Windward Comm. College to celebrate our living Hawaiian language.

Ma ka Lâ Kûkahekahe i mâlama ʻia i kçia ʻApelila, ua mâlama ʻia nâ hoʻokûkû haʻiʻôlelo. I kçia Lâ Kûkahekahe e hiki mai ana, he hana leʻaleʻa wale nô ia ma waho o ke kula.

The last Lâ Kûkahekahe in April revolved around a speech competition.

This time, the event will be all about having fun outside an academic setting.

ʻAʻole nui nâ wahi i hiki i nâ kânaka ke ʻâkoakoa a kamaʻilio ma ka ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi wale nô.

Mâlia Melemai

Kumu, Ke Kula Kaiâpuni ʻo Ânuenue

There aren't a lot of places to gather and converse in Hawaiian.

No laila, he wâ kçia e hele mai nâ ʻohana, nâ kânaka i hoihoi i ka ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi ʻana, ʻaʻole paha i komo i loko o ka papa, a i ʻole he mau haumâna ʻaʻohe o lâkou hoa nui nâ hoa kamaʻîlio ma ka ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi, A launa paha i kekahi mau kanaka hou.

(Melemai)

This is a time for students, families, and people interested in learning Hawaiian

to be together, talk story, and make new friends with which to ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi.

Makemake e hoʻôla hou i kçia mau hanana nui… no ka hoʻolaha ʻana i ka ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi, ʻoiai ʻo kçia ʻo Hawaiʻi, a hôʻike i ke kaiâulu he mea nui ka ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi i nâ kânaka Hawaiʻi a me nâ kânaka ʻç aʻe.

(Melemai)

We want to grow events like these because this is Hawaiʻi, and it's important to show that Hawaiian language is important to us.

ʻO ka waiwai o ka mâlama ʻana i ka ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi ma waho o ka lumi papa, he hôʻike i nâ kânaka ʻç aʻe he ʻôlelo ola kçia, ʻaʻole e aʻo wale ʻia ma ke kula a ma ke kulanui paha.

(Melemai)

Growing the ʻôlelo outside the classroom shows the world that this is a living, thriving, viable language.

Inâ hoihoi ʻoe i ka ʻaina awakea manuahi, e hôʻoia i kou hôʻea ʻana ma o ka leka uila iâ mmueller@hawaii.edu. A hui hou kâkou i kçia Poʻaono ma ke Kulanui Kaiâulu o Koʻolau. ʻO au kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma Hawaiʻi News Now. Aloha.

For a free lunch at Lâ Kûkahekahe, RSVP to mmueller@hawaii.edu.

We'll see you at Windward Community College on Saturday! Aloha!  

For a free lunch at Lâ Kûkahekahe, RSVP to mmueller@hawaii.edu.

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