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Transcript of Hukilau
There are many languages spoken in the islands.
English and Hawaiian are the most common.
Shaka – “Aloha Spirit” (The hand gesture of extended thumb and pinkie. It generally symbolizes the feeling of gratitude, friendship, or understanding)
The major islands in order of size are:
The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters- five vowels (long and short) and seven consonants.
The Hawaiian islands are the most recent state added to the United States.
They became the 50th state in 1959.
The islands of Hawaii are located in the Pacific Ocean.
Aloha- “Hello” or “Goodbye”
Mahalo- “Thank you”
Hukilau- “Fishing party”
Ama-Ama- “Little fish”
Laulau- Meat and fish dinner steamed and wrapped in leaves
Kaukau- “Food” or “Time to eat”
The women wear pahu skirts and tops or muumuus (baggy dresses)
Both men and women wear leis or flower necklaces
The men wear a malo or a lava lava which is a piece of material wrapped around their waist.
The Hukilau is a fun hula that tells the story of having a feast after the fisherman, together with their families, bring their catches in.
The fish are caught in huge nets held in shallow waters, then pulled onto shore.
Leaves were tied to rope to prevent fish from escaping
Groups of people pull ends of rope trapping the fish
and then they pull the net to shore.
All who help get a share of the fish.