The Hawaiian celebration of Makahiki or the “Holiday Season” begins in October each year and continues for about four months. It is a significant time of the year for Native Hawaiians.
Organized by UH Hilo researchers, over 1,000 people from around the island attended the Puna Resiliency Block Party. Organizations designed creative interactive booths, and keiki entertained with song and ukulele mele.
The event opened with a beautiful parade of people from the university and local communities dressed in colorful Filipino costumes, followed by singing, dancing, and laughter.