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Kalikimaka is the thing to say
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day ...
When the first
European settlers came, Christmas was unknown to the Hawaiians.
However, the Western holiday coincided with an ancient island
rite of giving thanks to the gods for a bountiful year, so the
two traditions eventually fused to what has become the "Christian
holiday" season on the islands.
comes every year in a magic canoe over the sea and right up onto
the beach - with expressions of Mele Kalikimaka (Merry
Christmas) and a Hau'oli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year).
Find out what
else is happening in Honolulu and throughout the Aloha State this year with more general information
on Hawaiian Christmas customs and traditions ...
More information about Christmas in Hawaii around the Web:
of Lights Christmas Boat Parade - Join the online fun
with photos and lists of winners past plus the current schedule,
this year's theme and entertainment venue sponsored by the Hawaii
Kai Marina in Honolulu.
City Lights - Hawaii's main event at Christmas time with a guide to times
and schedules of the opening ceremony, related entertainment and a
photo slide show.
Tower Marketplace - Find out what's happening at the festive
Honolulu shopping showcase with a complete calender of events,
information on guest stars and holiday shows.
Lahaina Maui Events Calendar - Scroll down for facts & information on the annual Holiday Lighting of the Banyan Tree and other seasonal events
with Aloha - Check out how Hawaiians celebrate the season with information
on top attractions, plus a photo gallery and historical tidbits
& fun facts.
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