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Mochi Culture in Hawaii

State-wide fireworks on New Year’s Eve are an annual ritual in Hawaii adopted from the Chinese tradition of playing of “firecrackers” as a symbolic act of chasing evil spirits away and inviting good luck, fortune and prosperity. Meanwhile, the Japanese community adds flavor to New Year’s Day celebrations with mochi…

January 14, 2010 6
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Christmas in Hawaii & Celebrating State-wide Fireworks

Obama, the “Hawaii Kid” and State-wide fireworks spell one thing- spending the Christmas and New Year’s holidays in Hawaii.

January 10, 2010 2
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Canoe race on the Hudson River waves a paddle to the Statue of Liberty

Click here for popout Picasa slideshow Canoe paddling is not a sport that naturally comes to mind when you think of New York City or the East Coast, …but think again. Each summer, east coast canoe clubs  make their way out to the Big Apple for the New York Liberty Race to represent their coastal […]

August 14, 2009 2
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Bon Dance Festivals and the Tradition of Bon Odori in Hawaii

July is here and it’s time to celebrate the festivities of Bon Dance in Hawaii!

July 16, 2009 1
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Kewalo Basin’s urban face-lift in dire need of a positive change.

Kaka’ako/Kewalo Development: Hawaii’s face-lift in dire need of a positive change. This past Saturday morning, approximately 100 volunteers came out to Kewalo Basin Park to help clean the beach park.

June 23, 2009 0
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King Kamehameha Floral Parade 2009 struggles with the economy

The 93rd annual King Kamehameha parade struggles with economy.

June 16, 2009 0
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Roz Savage rows solo across the Pacific Ocean in campaign for the environment

Ocean Rower and Environmentalist, Roz Savage launches second stage of her solo row across the Pacific Ocean. The press launch event took place at the Waikiki Yacht Club, Hawaii. For more information or to follow her voyage and blogs go to www.rozsavage.com.

June 5, 2009 0
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A must-see Memorial Day Lantern Floating Celebration in Hawaii

This past Memorial Day over 40,000 people attended the 10th Annual Lantern Lighting celebration at Ala Moana Beach Park. BBQ grills, bento plate lunches and blue tarp family picnic tents were out in abundance in typical “local island style”…

May 26, 2009 0
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Photo Essay: Paddling and Outrigger Canoe races in Hawaii

Canoe Paddling Races in Hawaii: a brief photo look at Hawaii pasttime culture and sports.

May 25, 2009 0
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