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Community celebrates annual Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival on Aug. 17 and 18

<p>A variety of arts and crafts workshops were available at the Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival on Aug. 17 and 18. Silke Josten, visiting from Germany, learns to weave a hat with her friend, Chris Shaeffer. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

A variety of arts and crafts workshops were available at the Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival on Aug. 17 and 18. Silke Josten, visiting from Germany, learns to weave a hat with her friend, Chris Shaeffer. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Visitors to the Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival on Aug. 17 and 18 had the opportunity to learn a variety of traditional arts and crafts.  Guests clean ipus in the ocean, while others enjoy outrigger canoe rides. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)
Visitors to the Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival on Aug. 17 and 18 had the opportunity to learn a variety of traditional arts and crafts. Guests clean ipus in the ocean, while others enjoy outrigger canoe rides. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)
<p>Lei making was one of the many crafts available to visitors at the Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival held on Aug. 17 and 18. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Lei making was one of the many crafts available to visitors at the Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival held on Aug. 17 and 18. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>The annual Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival began with a traditional hookupu, or gift giving ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 17. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

The annual Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival began with a traditional hookupu, or gift giving ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 17. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>The annual Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival began with a traditional hookupu, or gift giving ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 17. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

The annual Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival began with a traditional hookupu, or gift giving ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 17. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>Gifts are offered during the hookupu ceremony at Puukohola Heiau on Saturday morning. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p><p>Gifts are offered during the hookupu ceremony at Puukohola Heiau on Saturday morning. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Gifts are offered during the hookupu ceremony at Puukohola Heiau on Saturday morning. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Gifts are offered during the hookupu ceremony at Puukohola Heiau on Saturday morning. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>Participants in the hookupu ceremony at Puukohala Heiau bring gifts to offer on Saturday morning. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Participants in the hookupu ceremony at Puukohala Heiau bring gifts to offer on Saturday morning. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>Participants in the hookupu ceremony at Puukohala Heiau bring gifts to offer on Saturday morning. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Participants in the hookupu ceremony at Puukohala Heiau bring gifts to offer on Saturday morning. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>Gifts are places upon a lele, or offering tower, during the hookupu ceremony at Puukohola heiau. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Gifts are places upon a lele, or offering tower, during the hookupu ceremony at Puukohola heiau. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>The annual Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival began with a traditional hookupu, or gift giving ceremony, on Saturday, Aug. 17. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

The annual Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival began with a traditional hookupu, or gift giving ceremony, on Saturday, Aug. 17. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

A variety of arts and crafts workshops were available at the Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival on Aug. 17 and 18. Silke Josten, visiting from Germany, learns to weave a hat with her friend, Chris Shaeffer. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Lei making was one of the many crafts available to visitors at the Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival held on Aug. 17 and 18. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

The annual Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival began with a traditional hookupu, or gift giving ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 17. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Gifts are offered during the hookupu ceremony at Puukohola Heiau on Saturday morning. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

The annual Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival began with a traditional hookupu, or gift giving ceremony, on Saturday, Aug. 17. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

The annual Hookuikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival began with a traditional hookupu, or gift giving ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 17. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Gifts are offered during the hookupu ceremony at Puukohola Heiau on Saturday morning. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Participants in the hookupu ceremony at Puukohala Heiau bring gifts to offer on Saturday morning. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Participants in the hookupu ceremony at Puukohala Heiau bring gifts to offer on Saturday morning. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Gifts are places upon a lele, or offering tower, during the hookupu ceremony at Puukohola heiau. (PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO| SPECIAL TO NHN)

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