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Waikiki community, guests celebrate Makahiki

Makahiki at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Makahiki at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Makahiki at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Makahiki at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Makahiki at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Makahiki at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel
WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Waikiki community and guests at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel celebrated Makahiki Saturday at the Coconut Grove.

“It’s been an opportunity for our guests to understand the true traditions of Hawaiian culture,” said Cheryl Williams, general manager of the Royal Hawaiian hotel. “The Makahiki shares traditions of our culture in ways that are meaningful.”

Dozens came out to participate in traditional Hawaiian games like spear throwing and stone rolling. Participants were also treated to storytelling, lessons in history and hula.

The four-month Makahiki honors Lono, the deity of peace, productivity and harvest.

This is the fourth annual Makahiki celebrated by the Royal Hawaiian.

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