Category: Hawaiian History

64 Years – Join in the Paniolo Fun!

Pāʻū riders in an old photo.

Everyone loves a parade! We have heard that saying for ages. When it comes to parades, people on Maui are no different. Especially the residents of Makawao town, where local people have gathered for the last 64 years to participate in a four-day event, the colorful July 4th Paniolo* Parade and Rodeo!  The town spends… Read more »

Celebrating Over 130 Years of Japanese Bon Dance in Hawai’i

Bon Odori, AKA Bon Dance, originally from Japan, has been a Hawaiian tradition for over 130 years. Bon Odori is a style of folk dance performed at festivals in Japan during the Obon season. Deeply important and influential in Japanese culture, Obon is as important as other cultures’ New Years celebrations.  The Obon season in… Read more »

Kūlia i ka nu‘u – Strive for the Highest

                  Every Year at Temptation Tours we take some time to reflect upon how we have grown as a company and a family, along with checking in on our service to our guests. We look back on the high points, new friends we have made, and the… Read more »

5 Hawaiian Customs That Will Enhance Your Appreciation of Hawai’i

  One of the things the residents of Hawai’i love most about our Island Home is the rich, multicultural traditions and customs. We share these customs with our friends, neighbors, and communities. Whether it’s the 4th generation Japanese, making hand-made mochi for the New Year, or the Dragon Dance for the Chinese New Year,  there are… Read more »