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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.
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