Three weekends of October are dedicated to the final celebrations of the Kaua`i Aloha Festival season that began the end of August. September and October are the traditional time of Makahiki, a time of peace and celebration.
Oct. 9 is the Auli`i Luau that connects with Kaua`i’s rich history and culture with an ocean front setting at Sheraton Kauai. Enjoy tributes paid to Kaua’i Aloha Festivals and the Royal Court with a procession and offering of ho’okupu (gifts).
Oct. 18 is Na Lima Hana Day. “Na Lima Hana” translates as “many hands working.” There will be cultural and health practitioners offering activities, demonstrations, entertainment and learning experiences, directly following Kaua’i’s Royal Court procession and ho’okupu ceremony. Enjoy a “chopped box” food competition too. Located at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort and Spa.
Oct. 19 is Na Mele O Kaumuali’i, a celebration that will show case the legacy of Kaua`i’s last ruling monarch, King Kaumuali`i, through original compositions of songs, chants and poems, complemented with ethnic foods provided by West Kaua`i food establishments. Held in the center of Waimea town.
October 20 is Hale Pule at Kupa’a I Loko Konalima Hawaiian Church in Kekaha, where the West Side community honors Kaua’i’s Royal Court with pule (prayers) and mele (songs) to wrap up the Kaua’i Aloha Festivals season. The Kupa’a I Loko Konalima Hawaiian Church is part of the United Congregational Church of Christ. Traditional hymns are sung in English and Hawaiian. For more information, visit kauaialohafestivals.net.