Hula Legends

Legends of Hula; How Hula Was Born There are multiple Hawaiian legends of how hula came to exist. One Hawaiian legend claims Laka, goddess of the hula, as well as fertility and reproduction, gave birth to the hula dance on the island of Molokaʻi, at a sacred place in...

Hawaiian Hula Dance

Hawaiian Hula Dance Hula is the storytelling dance of the Hawaiian Islands and it’s people. Hula is a Polynesian dance form accompanied by chant or song (oli or mele). Hula was developed in the islands of Hawai’i by the Polynesian voyagers who originally...

Merrie Monarch Festival

Merrie Monarch Festival, Hilo, Hawai’i The Merrie Monarch Festival is a week-long cultural festival that takes place annually in Hilo, Hawai’i beginning on Easter Sunday. It honors King David Kalākaua, who was called the “Merrie Monarch” for...