It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Hawaiʻi & Pacific Book Displays
Learn more about the books on display in the Hawaiʻi & Pacific section.
Learn about: the special hoʻokupu (tribute) and meaʻai (food) prepared for Lono during the makahiki festival; the hiʻuwai ceremony; the significance of the makahiki moʻolelo; games played and stories told; the net of Maoloha; etc.
Contains detailed information about ka makahiki (the lunar year), ka mahina (the lunar month), nā pō mahina (the lunar nights), nā anahulu (the lunar phases), including traditional Hawaiian inoa (names) for months (e.g. Kāʻelo for January) and descriptions of activities that are good/not good for each pō mahina. Also includes ka Mele Helu Pō (the Hawaiian moon phases song) and a pule (prayer) to Hina.
Includes "histories and descriptions of  traditional Hawaiian games with full directions for playing  of these games in contemporary settings" (from book cover). Provides details for referees and players, including tips to avoid injuries; illustrations enhance understanding of the games.
Information included for each hōʻailona hānau: traditional Hawaiian inoa for the month with translation; ʻŌlelo Noʻeau; associated akua and natural elements (e.g. hōkū, meakanu, holoholona); personality characteristics of individuals born in that month.
Read about the various ways ka mahina (the moon) and nā hoku (the stars) are described in mele. Some examples include: Hanalei Moon; I'll Weave a Lei of Stars for You; Lēʻahi; Mahina ʻO Hoku; Mī Nei; Pō Laʻilaʻi.