Tag: Makahiki

The Thrill and Excitement of Traditional Games During the Hawaiian New Year

Centuries before the European sea-faring explorers discovered Hawai’i, the people living on these islands had already developed a great New Year’s tradition.  This tradition is called Makahiki. The Makahiki preparations, ceremonies, and celebrations were extensive. This special time of the year lasted from October through January. Four months were needed for all the activities that… Read more »