Wed, Nov 08|
Honokaa & Around Island
Makahiki 'Aha Pule 'Āina Holo Run & Closing Ceremony at Peopleʻs Theatre
Open invite Ceremonial Circle Island Run in itʻs 10th Year!
Time & Location
Nov 08, 5:00 PM HST – Nov 12, 8:30 PM HST
Honokaa & Around Island, 45-3574 Mamane St, Honokaa, HI 96727, USA
About the Event
Eia ke Kāhea!! Ka Makahiki 'Aha Pule 'Āina Holo will return this year across Hawai'i Island! A 4 day ceremonial relay prayer run for the 'Āina and our communities dedicated to Lono and aligned with the opening of the Makahiki season. Makahiki traditions are old, but the run is new, this is the 10th year, inspired by the ancestral run of Native Americans who shared their story of cultural revival in modern times. They will be here again on this Makahiki run, from various tribes across the continent, as well as members of the Tasuki Run of Japan, bringing their spirit staffs to join Lono to connect to this land and inspire the people.
Join for the whole journey or just a portion in your area. All ages and abilities welcome. Participate by Running, Cheering, Driving, Ceremony, Dance, making food for each dayʻs meals (Ai Pono, Ai Local), leis, personal offerings, or presence of Aloha. If you are able bodied, come dedicate your energy to this spiritual mission and partake in this combined prayer as Kukini, prayer runners.
Nov. 8th, kapu kai, 'Aha 'Āina i Honoka'a at Hāmākua Harvest Market Grounds.
Nov. 9th Holo Honoka'a-Kilauea
Nov. 10th Holo Kilauea - Miloli'i
Nov. 11th Miloli'i - Pu'ukohola Kawaihae
Nov. 12th Kawaihae - Kapa'au - Waimea - Waipi'o - Honoka'a, closing 'āha 'āina at the Peopleʻs Theatre (sunset ceremony)
"Where the maka`ainana hui pu and offer ourselves to hapai a prayer of consciousness, of Mahalo, and of Ola. WE RUN so our wāwae stimulate the `āina to wehe to the coming blessings. WE RUN so our sweat feeds the earth as the coming rains. WE RUN so our hard breath of endurance breathes life to our lā'au ohana as the breath Hā ola to us. WE RUN to remind ourselves, our ohana, our community, our lāhui, the World that the health of our `Āina IS our LIFE!!! That we must do better by the earth, that we must Stop turning a blind eye to the hana`ino. We must do better for the health of ourselves. Our physical Ola Kino, our mental No`ono`o, our spiritual Kaulike. Kani Ka Pū!! 'O LONO 'OE!!" - Lanakila Mangauil
Free & All welcome to join in Run & Ceremony.