Sacred Hawaii Site Hosts Royal Hula Festival

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If you love hula, the 34th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival will be held this weekend on Saturday, July 16, 2011, from 9 am to 4 pm. The festival, the oldest and largest non-competitive hula festival in Hawaii, is held each year at the beautiful Moanalua Gardens.Named after Prince Lot Kapuaiwa, who became Kamehameha V when he ascended to the Hawaiian throne in 1863, the festival honors the man who helped revive the banned art of hula. Coincidently, Moanalua Gardens was the site of Kamehameha V home, which still stands at the western edge of the garden. The gardens is also home to the Hitachi tree, a large umbrella shaped monkeypod tree which has been used by the Hitachi Corporation of Japan as their corporate symbol since 1973. A visit to Moanalua Gardens is in itself a great thing to do in Oahu, but with a free hula festival added in this should be a fantastic and relaxing day. Even though the event is free, the Moanalua Garden Foundation will be requesting donations to cover the cost of the event. All content, unless otherwise noted, is created by and for Discover Hawaii News, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discover Hawaii Tours. © 2011

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