Hawaiian History and Culture at the Polynesian Cultural Center
Way up on Oahu’s North Shore is the most in depth exploration of Hawaiian history and culture around, where the excitement and intrigue of the traditions and culture come to life. The tiny town of La’ie is the home of the Polynesian Cultural Center, and helps to showcase the way of life that encompassed ancient Hawaii.
A visit to the center will easily fill an entire day, with plenty of activities to keep the entire family busy. Visit the island villages and learn the unique customs that originated with each island, eventually being brought to Hawaii and adopted as part of the new islands. From the traditional methods of cooking, to the children’s games, the earliest voyagers heavily influenced the way of life in Hawaii, an influence that we see to this day.
As soon as you enter the Polynesian Cultural Center, you’ll be in awe of the dynamic culture and friendly faces that are found throughout the park. There is so much to do and so much to see, so the more time that you can spend here, the better. Each island village welcomes visitors to enjoy their demonstration, and take part in their lifestyle. Each island brings to life the ancient practices that have been handed down through many generations, giving a glimpse of what makes their island so special.
As the day draws to a close, the center comes to life, with one of the most well regarded luaus in Hawaii, and a family friendly affair you will want to miss. Featuring a delicious buffet of island favorites, the luau feast is all you can eat, and your first trip likely will not be your last. And once the show gets started, you’ll be on the edge of your seat, thanks to the tremendous night show “HA: Breath of Life”, sharing the story of a young boy’s journey through life. Combined with traditional dancing and live music, the storytelling of this show is one you cannot miss.
Visitors often take in one luau during their trip to the islands, so make the most of the opportunity and learn all about the traditions and customs of ancient Hawaii, and the earlies inhabitants of the islands. The culture of Polynesia is alive and well throughout Hawaii, and learning of its origins is a vital part of the Hawaiian Islands of today.
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