We have real royalty in Hawai'i. They are the descendents of the Ali'i of old. They often walk in parades, including our Honoka'a Peace Parade.
The Honoka'a Senior Club entertained us with song and ukelele. Someone spent a lot of time decorating their float.
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The unicyclists were also at the Peace Festival at the Honoka'a Park. They were showing off juggling, clowning and unicycling for a Clown Class called Hiccup Circus. It looked like a great way to burn off kid energy.
Lots of floats had performers such as these hip-hoppers, a keiki hula halau, and Taiko drummers. The Honoka'a Buddhist Temple where all of this started sent their bon dancers, though they walked the parade, dancing as they went. The bon dancers also performed at the Peace Festival in the afternoon.
Ooh, I took belly dancing in Racine. I have all the jingling and tinkling equipment. Maybe I'll join the belly-dancing class here, and be in the parade next year.
Here are the bon dancers at the Peace Festival later in the afternoon. They encouraged people to join in, so of course, I did. The bon dance is sort of like a cross between a hula and the Hokey-Pokey. The movements had meaning like planting and digging, but they were not as fluid as a hula.
The band is setting up on the stage while we dance.
Here's the Big Time Rythym and Blues Band. The singer can really belt out a tune. I hope she has a poor memory. I want to see more of this band, but I'm a bit embarrassed by my performance at the Festival. (Yes, even I can get embarrassed.)
Photos courtesy of Sarah Anderson
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Honoka'a Peace Parade