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...

Hawaiian Hula Dance

Hawaiian Hula Dance Hula is the storytelling dance of the Hawaiian Islands and it’s people. Hula is a dance form accompanied by chant or song (oli or mele). It was developed by Kanaka Ma’oli, indigenous Polynesian settlers of the Hawaiian Islands. Hula...