Molokai Canoe Festivals Presents - 5th Annual Kulaia Hoolaulea
September 21, 2018
In remembering the early years of the Molokai Hoe along with the Aloha Festivals Hoolaulea at Hale o Lono, this was Molokai's version of kulaia. The festivities lasted an entire weekend and the spirit of aloha radiated to all; including our Molokai community, paddlers, visitors and spectators from abroad. In recent years, we have seen history repeated, where the idea of kulaia was forgotten, as the canoe race continued without the festival. Wanting to revive the spirit of the festivals here on Molokai, a grassroots community group came together and formed the Molokai Canoe Festivals whose members share the vision of bringing back the festivals to our community and sharing the true Molokai aloha and hospitality to our visiting brothers and sisters of the paddling ohana & visitors. This practice of kulaia is an important cultural tradition in celebration of our Alii and Kupuna. KULAIA gives us an opportunity to enlighten, embrace and share the spirit of Aloha, Molokai style.