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Aloha-! It’s Hikari:)

On April 16~22, There is the biggest hula event which is called “Merrie Monarch” here!!
I would like to inform you guys the schedule of the event;)

Hoʻolauleʻa (celebration)
9:00 a.m., Sunday, April 16th at the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium. Free admission to watch performances by our local hālau.

Free Mid-day Entertainment
Daily (Monday through Friday) entertainment at the Hilo Naniloa Hotel (12 p.m.), and the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (1 p.m.).

Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 19th through Friday, April 21st, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22nd, at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.
An annual favorite, this free event features local artists, crafters, and entertainment.

Hōʻike Performances
6:00 pm, Wednesday, April 19th at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium. An exhibition night of hula and folk dance from around the Pacific. The performances are free to the public, no tickets required.

Miss Aloha Hula
6:00 pm, Thursday, April 20th at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium. Individual competition for the title of Miss Aloha Hula with contestants performing hula kahiko, hula ʻauana and oli (chanting).

Group Hula Kahiko
6:00 pm, Friday, April 21st at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium. Hālau hula perform ancient style dances.

Group Hula ʻAuana & Awards
6:00 pm, Saturday, April 22nd at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium. Hālau hula perform modern style dances with an awards presentation for all group winners.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade
10:30 am, Saturday, April 22nd. One of the festival’s most entertaining and fun events for the entire family, the parade begins and ends at Pauahi St. and winds through downtown Hilo (Kilauea Ave. – Keawe St. – Waiānuenue Ave. – Kamehameha Ave.).

It’s good opportunity to watch professional hula performance in person!

Remarkably, IEP students and IEP graduated students will perform this year!! I’m proud of them:)

I’ll put link if you want to know more information about this event!

Merrie Monarch Festival 2017 Participating Hālau & Judges

And I got these fantastic photos from here 🙂

See you next week!