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(Hawaii News Now) - Once again, Japan and Hawaii unite in celebration of hula. This exceptional two-day event honors hula's traditional customs and vibrant culture. The event features a dance exhibition by Japanese and local halau at Kâhala Mall, as well as a dance competition among visiting Japanese halau and a Hawaiian craft sale at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel's Coconut Grove.
The public is invited to attend both events; however, seating at the hula competition is limited to participating halau and their friends and family, and local residents with a valid Hawaii state ID.
Created in 2002, the annual Hula Ho'olauna Aloha hula festival bridges Japanese and Hawaiian culture through a shared love for the hula in its birthplace. More than 500 dancers, family, friends and hula enthusiasts are expected to attend.
Saturday, July 6, 2013 Kâhala Mall Hula Exhibition – approximately 45 Performances 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 7, 2013 The Royal Hawaiian Hotel Coconut Grove Hula Halau Competition & Hula Demonstration Hawaiian Craft Sale Noon to 6:45 p.m.*
*Actual competition to begin at 2:30 p.m.
For more information on the 12th Annual Hula Ho'olauna Aloha hula festival, click here. (in Japanese only) or call (808) 926-4504 (Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)