Ulalena: A Celebration of Hawaiian Culture
As amazing as the incredible scenery and things to do in Hawaii are, the islands are actually known for much more. Yes, the beaches are a big draw and the picturesque sites around the islands have travelers lusting after the islands for months prior to their trip, but Hawaii is actually a cultural hotspot, melting together the traditions and heritage of many different ethnicities from around the world.
The earliest arrivals to Hawaii come around the year 800 AD, and since the day that voyagers arrived, Hawaii’s traditions have been built. Today, aspects from ancient Hawaii are still prominent, and have been combined with traditions from the western world, Asia, and Polynesia to create a culture that is unlike any other in the world. One of the most important all ancient traditions is the story telling and legends that have carried on through the years.
The importance of the past, and the events and beliefs of ancient Hawaii are still practiced today, including the long held day-to-day practices and major events, like the creation of the islands, remain at the center of Hawaii’s culture. A visit to the islands will always include some of these incredible stories, and understanding their importance to Hawaii will help to deepen you affinity for the islands.
One of the best places to learn the history and legends of Hawaii are at an evening show or authentic Hawaiian Luau. While a luau is the more traditional option to discovering the history of the islands, an evening show will tell a very in depth version of these stories. Ulalena on Maui is one of the top shows in all of Hawaii, and tells the story of the various waves of arrivals to the islands. Everything from the original ocean voyagers traveling to the islands in outrigger canoes, to the controversial overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii has played a role in shaping the islands, and understanding these events are vital to understanding Hawaii.
Ulalena is a unique show in that features great live performances, music, acrobatics, and combines the traditional storytelling of ancient Hawaii with modern day entertainment. The highflying acrobatics steal the show, and help to make this show unlike anything in Hawaii. Ulalena is one of the top things to do in Hawaii, and is always a great evening on Maui.
Celebrate Hawaii’s history and the traditions and culture of the islands with an evening of entertainment. Make this an evening out on Maui, with dinner and drinks after the show. There may not be a better way to spend a night on Maui.
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