Pacific Islander Heritage Day will be held Friday at Kawaihae

In honor of National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Pu‘ukohola Heiau National Historic Site will present its annual “Pacific Islander Heritage Day” on Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

This free public event celebrates the unique traditional cultures of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa, Hawaii and other Pacific island regions.

The event will include various cultural demonstrations, hands-on crafts, games, dances, music, lectures, traditional weapons displays and more. This event is sponsored by the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association, Micronesian United-Big Island, the University of Hawaii at Hilo Pacific Islander Student Center and the Royal Order of Kamehameha-Kohala Chapter.

Park Superintendent Daniel Kawaiaea invites the public to this fun and educational event, which will be held at the park visitor center. For additional information about the heritage day, ranger programs or other upcoming events, please call the park at 882-7218, ext. 1011, or visit the website at


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