Get ready for andagi! The Okinawan Festival is back in person this year

Okinawan Festival
Okinawan Festival
Published: Jun. 9, 2022 at 11:27 AM HST|Updated: Jun. 9, 2022 at 12:46 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After two years of the Okinawan Festival being held remotely, this year’s festival is set to be back in person over the Labor Day weekend.

The event, celebrating its 40th anniversary, will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center.

The Okinawan Festival celebrates the Okinawan culture with food, activities, performances and educational cultural exhibits.

The annual theme of this year’s festival is “Sharing Uchinanchu Aloha.”

The festival is known to have a big turnout ― and that’s continued even during the pandemic.

The first virtual Okinawan festival in 2020 reached over 25,000 people. About 60% of views were Hawaii residents.

This year’s festival is set for Sept. 3 and 4.

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