The Merrie Monarch Festivals

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It is one of the busiest events in Hawaii. The Merrie Monarch Festival. The world will watch it on TV or will have already secured their tickets to attend. All participants and spectators flights and hotel accommodations are made a year in advance. This is the long-awaited and renowned Merrie Monarch Festivals held in Hilo, Hawaii every spring.

It takes months of practice to prepare haumāna and Kumu for this esteemed event. April 2018 will be the 55th year of showcasing. People come from all over the world to be a part of the glamour and awesomeness of the performances. Many activities at the Festival are free to the public.

Internationally Acclaimed

The Merrie Monarch Festival is a non-profit organization that honors the legacy left by King David Kalākaua. King Kalakaua inspired to perpetuate Hawai’i’s traditions, Hawaiian language, and the arts. This is a week-long festival features a hula competition that is internationally acclaimed. Along with an invitational Hawaiian arts fair, awesome hula on stage and a parade through Hilo town as entertainment. The parade will introduce the new Miss Aloha Hula.

The night begins with the Miss Aloha competition held Thursday evening. At the end of the kahiko and auana performances, a new Miss Aloha Hula is announced. Friday begins the group Kahiko or ancient hula and Saturday evening is the group Auana and Awards presentation.

Mark your calendar for this prestigious event.  The one-week Merrie Monarch Festival runs April 1 – 7, 2018


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