This annual statewide festival series
celebrates the pageantry of ancient Hawaiian culture and
today's multiculturalism. It formed in 1946 as Aloha Week, but
it now runs for two months. In 1999, more than 30,000
volunteers helped put on 300 events on six islands. Attendance
was about one million. The theme was "Hui Pu I Ka Hula" --
"together in song and dance" -- chosen to strengthen awareness
of cultural heritage. Aloha is documented in a videotape,
background text, 30 slides, posters, a brochure, and souvenir
Originally submitted by: Daniel K. Inouye, Senator Daniel K. Akaka, Senator Neil Abercrombie, Representative (1st District) & Patsy T. Mink,Representative (2nd District).
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