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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
The We Are Samoa festival kicks off today at the Polynesian Cultural Center with annual
cultural events like the 22nd annual World Fireknife Championships and local high school
cultural arts exhibitions.
Fireknife dancers will compete amongst the best of
the best, crowning a World Champion in both Junior and Senior Divisions.
Those competing in the contests must showcase a series of traditional practices including protocol and speech
making, basket weaving, coconut husking and fire making, costuming, poise,
dance movements and interpretation.
Here is the Line-up:
Wednesday, May 7 at 7:45
p.m. – Hale
Senior Division Preliminary Competition
Thursday, May 8 7:45
p.m. – Hale
Junior Division Competitions (Ages 6–11 & 12–17) Senior Division
Semi-Finals (Ages 18+) Group Competition (Open)
Friday, May 9 at 7:30
Senior Division Finals – Night One (during intermission of Ha: Breath of
Life evening show)
Saturday, May 10 – Pacific Theater 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – High School
Samoan Cultural Arts Festival 7:30 p.m. – Senior Division Finals Night
Two and Crowning (competition during intermission of Ha: Breath of Life
evening show, awards immediately following conclusion at 9:00 p.m.)
information or to make reservations, call the box office at (808) 293-3333 or click HERE.