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Ka Moku O Manokalanipō Paʻani Makahiki

Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 8:00 am5:00 pm | FREE

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This is a Community event for the whole family featuring Ancient Hawaiian Games, Cultural Demonstrations, Displays by community groups, a Kauaʻi made craft fair, and Ono Food.

Ka Moku O Manokalanipō Pāʻani Makahiki honors the traditional time of year from November through February when Lono ruled the land. One of the ways that Lono was honored was through friendly competition.

We’re featuring 10 games:

Haka Moa (chicken fighting) – Contestants stand on one leg, holding their other leg by their ankle behind them. The object of the game is to knock over your opponent or push them out of the circle.

ʻUlu Maika (bowling) – A stone disc is rolled on the ground between two pins for accuracy.

ʻŌʻō Ihe (hurling spears) – In old Hawaiʻi contestants threw their spears at their opponents, today we use banana stumps.

Moa paheʻe (dart sliding) – A short javelin-like instrument made of wood is slid on the ground between two pins for accuracy.

Pā Uma (standing wrist wrestling) – Contestants stand with the little toes of their right feet together and clasp their right hands. The object of the game is to force your opponent off balance and to the ground. If you move your right foot you lose.

Uma (hand wrestling) – Contestants lie on the ground and clasp their right hands. The object of the game is to force your opponent’s hand to the ground.

Pōhaku Hoʻoikaika (stone lifting) – throwing for distance

Kūkini (run swiftly) – 50 yard dash

Hukihuki (tug of war) – 6 person teams tug a rope. The object is to pull the other team across the line.

Kōnane – is a game of strategy similar to checkers. Players jump over and remove their opponent’s pieces. The winner is not the player who has the most pieces; it’s the player who is able to make the last move.

Awards will be given for 1st – 3rd in each event and division, and overall for 1st – 3rd.

Registration/Check-in begins at 8:00am
Gate opens to the public at 8:30am
Opening Ceremony begins at 9:00am
Pāʻani (games) begin at 10:00am
Kamaʻāina and Malihini (visitors) ages 5 and above are invited to compete in multiple games.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: FREE
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For More Info:

Contact: ‘Ahahui Kiwila Hawai’i O Mo’ikeha
Phone: 808-635-9028

Supported By:

Hawaii Tourism Authority

Event Location:

Vidinha Soccer Field

Hoʻolako St next to the Stadium
Līhuʻe, 96766