Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Island of Hawaii Travel Planner 2019-2020
For a complete directory of the island of Hawai‘i’s products and services, see pages 56-60. 48 gohawaii.com/island-of-hawaii @islandofhawaii @theislandofhawaii Aloha Throughout the Hawaiian Islands, there is a special intangible feeling often referred to as aloha—a word that gives the state of Hawai‘i its nickname, “The Aloha State.” Aloha is commonly heard as a greeting, but its meaning goes much deeper. It means love, kindness, compassion. It can also mean mercy, sympathy, sentiment, grace and charity. Aloha lives in many ways—and we invite you to discover its true significance on the island of Hawai‘i. KING FOR A DAY In June, Hawai‘i’s King Kamehameha is commemorated with events all over the island, including parades, music and cultural festivals. ‘Ukulele class TorJohnson CULTURE DISCOVER The Tradition of P�‘� Pā‘ū has several meanings, including the skirt worn by hula dancers. In the 1800s, after the introduction of horses to the islands, a voluminous pā‘ū skirt made of fabric was artfully wrapped around a woman to protect her fancy clothing from the elements as she rode to a party or gathering. Today, pā‘ū skirts are seen at many of Hawai‘i’s colorful floral parades, worn by women on horseback, in colors that represent the main islands of Hawai‘i. Often referred to as a pā‘ū unit or pā‘ū riders, the riders and horses are bedecked with gorgeous floral lei. Hawaiian Music Enjoy the beautiful and diverse sounds of the island of Hawai‘i. From traditional slack-key guitar and ‘ukulele music to Hawaiian reggae, hip hop and modern beats, a Hawaiian music CD or download is always the perfect souvenir with which to remember your vacation to the islands.