Category Archives: Culture & History

Hawaii festivals and special events: January – April 2019

There are many excellent cultural events to discover in Hawaii throughout the year. For this article, we’ll be focusing on the festivals happening between now and April. Many of the festivals are free of admission, which makes them a very budget-friendly way to explore the local culture. We’re listing upcoming events chronologically by month. Our format for each event is: ... Read More »

What’s Christmas like in Hawaii? 2018 Edition

Christmas in Hawaii

We always say that anytime is a good time to visit Hawaii, but some occasions can be more special than others — with the Christmas season being one of those times. The Hawaiian-style decorations, lights and cheer of the holidays all combine for a festive Christmas vacation. Let’s take a look at some of the frequently asked questions about Christmas ... Read More »

Hawaii cultural festivals & special events: September – December 2018

With fall airfare to Hawaii being on sale, it’s the perfect time to plan to a getaway and perhaps experience one of the Aloha State’s cultural festivals. We’ll list what’s in store for the months of September, October, November and December. We’ve organized this list of top events in chronological order by date. The islands will be noted as well ... Read More »

Christmas decorations in Hawaii

Christmas decorations in Hawaii blend aloha and tropical themes with traditional favorites. They’re really special to see and enjoy when you visit Hawaii in December. From our visits to Hawaii around the holiday season, we’ve collected quite a few photos of these special Hawaiian-style Christmas decorations. We hope you’ll enjoy browsing through a selection of Christmas decoration photos that we snapped ... Read More »

Hawaii festivals and special events May – August 2017

Are you headed to the Hawaiian Islands in the coming months? Or, are you looking for inspiration to go? Perhaps one of the following special events will strike your fancy. We list Hawaii’s major cultural and special events planned from May through August, 2017. Note that the links listed will provide many more details about the events. May 1st – ... Read More »

Hawaiian-style Christmas trees and decorations photos

Hawaii gets all decked out for the Christmas holiday. Though you’ll see some of the same decorations that we have on the mainland, like Santa ornaments, you’ll also see lots of decorations inspired by the Hawaiian and island cultures. Let’s take a look at some beautiful Christmas decorations around the Hawaiian islands. The following photo has a bit of an ... Read More »

Aloha Monday Photo: A Day of Remembrance

We normally share readers photos on Fridays, but today we’re sharing a special photo for this day of Pearl Harbor Remembrance. Mahalo to Matt McGee for sharing this photo of an original copy of the front page of a special edition of Honolulu Star-Bulletin that published shortly after the devastating Pearl Harbor bombing on December 7, 1941. He took this photo ... Read More »

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