Explore Hawaiian Culture
There a many things that make the Hawaiian Culture.
One is Hula. Hula dance, no it is simply just “Hula”. Not “Hula dance” Hula means “dance” in Hawaiian.
This Hawaiian hula has a meaning of all movement. Take a look at this hukilau song hula on youtube. Hawaiian hula is not only dance. It is life, culture, history and art.
If you love hula, you must watch this More than a dance: what it takes to be a hula champion. and warriors of hula on youtube.
This song is a very famous song in Hawaii “Hukilau”. The Hukilau Song is a song written by Jack Owens, in 1948 after attending a luau in Laie, Oahu.
A hukilau is a way of fishing invented by the ancient Hawaiians. The word comes from huki, meaning pull, and lau, meaning leaves. A large number of people, usually family and friends, would work together in casting the net from shore and then pulling it back. The net was lined with ti leaves, which would help scare the fish into the center of the net. Consistent with the Hawaiian subsistence economy, anybody who helped could share in the catch. Hukilau Beach, in Laie, is named after the technique, which has been used there for centuries.
Hukilau beach Laie is closed on Sunday. It is located North Shore Oahu. Beautiful white sand beach and there is not many tourists.
Before you go to a luau or hula show, you should learn some of the movement of Hula. That way you will will more enjoy the Hawaiian luau and possibly know a few moves if you get called on:).
A Hawaiian luau is traditional Hawaiian party. You can see the hula show, not even just Hawaiian hula, but Tahitian, fire dance (Maori) and more depending on which luau attend. Some luau’s come with a traditional Hawaiian dinner such as poi (cooked mashed taro), Kalua pig (pork cooked in an underground oven), Lomi salmon (fresh tomato and salmon salad), poke (onion, green onion, limu (Hawaiian seaweed), soy sauce, raw tuna), laulau (pork wrapped in karo or luau leaf).
If you haven’t been to a luau in Hawaii, you should go at least once while you are here. These are our recommendation of Hawaiian luau tour in Oahu.
Polynesian culture center (North Shore, Laie), http://www.polynesia.com
Paradise cove luau (West Oahu, Ko Olina) https://www.paradisecove.com
Germains luau (West Oahu, Kapolei) https://www.germainesluau.com
Diamond head luau (Waikiki) http://www.diamondheadbeachluau.com
Chiefs luau (East Oahu, Waimanalo) http://www.chiefsluau.com
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