Aloha Festivals


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Aloha Festivals

September-October
Aloha Festivals is a celebration of Hawaiian culture. Once a week-long event called Aloha Week, it's now a two-month affair with 300 events that starts in Honolulu in early September and runs through the end of October, with a week of festivities on every island of Hawaii. The celebrations include canoe races between the islands of Molokai and Oahu, coronations of royal courts as commemorations of the former Hawaiian monarchy, street parties, cultural events, parades, and pageantry.
CONTACTS:
Aloha Festivals
P.O. Box 15945
Honolulu, HI 96830
800-852-7690 or 808-589-1771; fax: 808-589-1770
www.alohafestivals.com
SOURCES:
GdUSFest-1984, p. 41
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