What happens when you mix Hula practice and Halloween? HULAWEEN! One of the great things about living here on the Big Island is experiencing the local culture and, luckily, I have been able to do that through Hula.
Hula has always been a focal point of Hawaiian culture. The hula reflects many of the central ideas and events of Hawaiian history. For the last year, I have been making my way to Waimea every Thursday evening to practice Hula and last night we added a little spice to our regular practice!
Thursday night hula practice was spooktacular
In the spirit of Halloween, we decided we would dress up and actually practice in our costumes and then go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood of my Kumu Hula (teacher). We warned the neighbors down the street(where everybody hangs out) that we were going to be paying them a visit!
So after practice Bob Marley, Mrs. Candy Corn, the Witch, Peacock, Honey Bee, Hippie, Aunty Betty and the Mermaid all walked the streets of Nu’uanu in Waimea and went trick-or-treating! We made quite a scene and got all kinds of laughs!
We have a saying in Hawaii, “Lucky we live Hawaii” and I truly felt lucky to be living here last night! I wish you all a very Happy Halloween!