Makahiki

“Aloha Festivals kicks off today.” is one of the headlines of this morning’s paper. This part of the story caught my eye:

“The Aloha Festivals began in 1946. A group of Honolulu old-timers staged a grassroots celebration of the makahiki season, the ancient Hawaiian time of music, dance and feasting when war was not permitted.”

Wouldn’t that be great if the entire world celebrated makahiki: any war would simply cease, replaced by “music, dance and feasting.” Just imagine.

Yet another great thing we in Hawaii have to share with the world.