Makahiki literally translates to yearly or annual. Makahiki Challenge is meant to be an annual challenge for the people of Hawaii and its visitors. It is our chance to compete, challenge ourselves, celebrate, enjoy, and respect this beautiful island that has continued to provide for us. The word Makahiki is commonly associated with the ancient Makahiki festival. In ancient Hawaii, Makahiki was a festival beginning about the middle of October and lasting roughly four months. It was filled with sports and religious festivities, and at this time war was kapu (prohibited.) Makahiki celebrated harvest and the Hawaiian god associated with rain, lono. The mark of the beginning of Makahiki was the site of the Pleiades constellation seen in late October or early November.Check out more info at - www.makahikichallenge.comKualoa Ranch with activities, concerts and food!
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