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Big Island Hula Group Celebrates “Hulaween” in Nu’uanu

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

Happy Hulaween!

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!

Aloha~
Brooke

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Jene' Green

October 28, 2012

Sounds like a ton of FUN, Brooke! Hula is a very important part of the Hawaiian culture and I am so happy that you’re taking part in it and enjoying one of the most beautiful styles of dance in the world! I cant wait to see you dance sometime! Do you dance Auana or Kahiku?

Jene' Green

October 28, 2012

Sounds like a ton of FUN, Brooke! Hula is a very important part of the Hawaiian culture and I am so happy that you’re taking part in it and enjoying one of the most beautiful styles of dance in the world! I cant wait to see you dance sometime! Do you dance Auana or Kahiku?

Jana Kaholoa'a

October 30, 2012

Sounds like it was Buzzy’s idea!!!!

Jana Kaholoa'a

October 30, 2012

Sounds like it was Buzzy’s idea!!!!

Brooke Derby, R(S)

October 30, 2012

@Jene~ It is very important in the Hawaiian culture and I love being a part of it. It has given me so much more respect for Hawaii, its people, the language and the Aina. It’s been a very good thing for me! We mostly dance ‘Auana and do a little bit of Kahiko. One of these days I’ll be good enough to actually perform!
@Jana~ it was totally Buzzy’s idea! He is full of fun ideas! I love Buzzy so much-he has totally opened his heart, home and family to me!

Brooke Derby, R(S)

October 30, 2012

@Jene~ It is very important in the Hawaiian culture and I love being a part of it. It has given me so much more respect for Hawaii, its people, the language and the Aina. It’s been a very good thing for me! We mostly dance ‘Auana and do a little bit of Kahiko. One of these days I’ll be good enough to actually perform!
@Jana~ it was totally Buzzy’s idea! He is full of fun ideas! I love Buzzy so much-he has totally opened his heart, home and family to me!

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