This week, we'd like to let you know about something happening on land for a change. This particular event will be taking place under the Banyan Tree in Lahaina, which is adjacent to the Lahaina Harbor, where we operate our Maui ocean tours from. The Prince Kuhio Day celebration could work nicely in conjunction with one of our tours. So, why swing by this free public event?
First of all, you may want some background on the person whose life and good work are being celebrated. Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole was an important figure in Hawaii's history, known best for spearheading the 1920 federal Hawaiian Homes Commission Act. He is widely considered the "father" of the Native Hawaiian homelands program, which established that certain lands are held in trust by the state of Hawaii for Native Hawaiians.
These days, Maui residents work hard to keep native Hawaiian culture and traditions and alive, and Prince Kuhio helped preserve both at a critical time. To celebrate him and everything he worked for, the public is invited to join this delightful Hawaiian cultural celebration under the Banyan Tree.
Prince Kuhio Day will be celebrated on March 26th and 27th, which fall on a Saturday and a Sunday. There will be an Easter Bunny visit on Sunday at 10:30am. The event hours will be 9am-4pm on both days, so you will have plenty of time to stop by and check it out in conjunction with whatever else you may want to do in the area.
We recommend grabbing something to eat at one of the many fantastic restaurants in Lahaina, and perhaps exploring the shops, art galleries and activities available here. Of course we'd love to suggest that you join us for one of our Maui ocean tours as well. Perhaps you'd like to experience one of our sunset dinner cruises, or a snorkeling trip to Molokini?
If you need more information about Prince Kuhio Day, call 808-264-8779 or visit www.lahainahcc.org. If you need assistance with your cruise booking, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!
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