From traditional to modern times, elements of this season still persist today. We will soon see koholā breaching again at Ninini Point. Makaliʻi will be clearly seen in the eastern skyline during dusk at Wailua. Hanalei will be experiencing high surf and gushing waterfalls on Nāmolokama Mountain. Makahiki events will host participants competing in the skillful games of ʻulu maika (stone disc bowling), haka moa (chicken fight), and hukihuki (tug-of-war.)
ʻO Lonoikamakahiki kapu a Kalani
Lonoikamakahiki, the sacred one of Kalani
ʻO Kalani kapu a Keawe i hānau
Sacred Kalani, born of Keawe
Hānau Kalani he aliʻi kū hālau
Born was Kalani, a expansive Chief
He lau kapa ʻahu nehe ʻo Lono ē.
O Lono, a rustling of a heap of mats.
Eō Lonoikamakahiki…the season of Makahiki has arrived!