HONOLULU (KHON2) — Due to health, safety, and financial concerns, organizers have canceled the 38th Annual Okinawan Festival.
The event was originally scheduled for early September 2020.
“While painful, it is “Makutu” – the right thing to do,” wrote the organizers on the event’s official Facebook page. “The health and safety of festival attendees, our kupuna, performers, and volunteers during this COVID-19 pandemic is what’s most important.”
The announcement also added that the Hawaii United Okinawa Association have also decided to move forward with planning to create a virtual celebration of Okinawa culture and other alternatives.