Festive Makahiki season celebrated in Waikiki

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Not only is it winter, it’s also the Makahiki season in Hawaii, and there are celebrations across the state.

Both visitors and local residents enjoyed Makahiki at the Coconut Grove at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Saturday, and some members of Hawaii’s royal societies and Hawaiian civic clubs were there to organize, assist and educate about traditional games like ulumaika (stone rolling), moapahe’e (wooden darts), maka’ihei (spear throwing), as well as hakamoa, or chicken fighting.

The Makahiki season is a four-month period that begins in November, considered a time of peace, prosperity, games, and putting aside warfare and political endeavors.

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