When publishing the April 2012 Big Island Events, the biggest Hawaii event was without any doubt the 2012 Annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in Hilo. The hula festival started officially yesterday April 8th Easter Sunday with a Ho'olaule'a at the auditorium behind the Stadium with lots of music, food and fun. Be aware that this was just the opening of a week-long festival of cultural events including Hawaii's most prestigious hula competition.
The Merrie Monarch Festival announced changes in the statewide coverage of its hula competition. The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival was first televised in 1981 on KITV (channel 4). That's where Keoki and I would always watch it. The high definition TV broadcast event is now moving to KFVE (channel 5). The 2012 Merrie Monarch Festival TV show will be a perfect way to internationally promote Hawaiian culture. When you are a hula fan like us, you can follow the show live via Internet streaming when are in Hawaii or thousands of miles away. It's a program which touches your heart and your soul and wants everybody to come back to Hawaii.
Merrie Monarch Hula Festival Miss Aloha Winner 2011
Enjoy the hula with Tori Hulali Canha
For all our current Hawaii visitors, the Merrie Monarch Festival offers lots of free events displaying Hawaii cultures and traditions like the crafts fair which starts on Wednesday, with incredible fresh Hawaiian leis and unique Hawaiian crafts in the building adjacent to the Stadium. The Wednesday hula performance is very special because it is a FREE hula exhibition night at the Stadium which begins at 6:30 pm. For the following Hula performances, tickets are needed. Normally, tickets are sold out way in advance but this year I could not find out from the Merrie Monarch website whether there are still tickets available.
Wishing you a unique experience with the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival 2012 in Hilo, live at home or at the Hilo location. Your Merrie Monarch Hula festival comments are most welcome. We' d love to hear from all our hula lover friends. Mahalo and aloha, Pua Hawaii Vacation
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