DON'T MISS HILO'S 53RD ANNUAL MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL
Hawaii is steeped in tradition and history, giving residents and visitors an array of traditions to partake in throughout the year. If you live on the Big Island or you’re just visiting, the 53rd annual Merrie Monarch Festival can’t be missed. This annual festival was designed to pay homage to King David Kalākaua, who inspired many of the traditions, arts and language of this island state. This year, the festival will be held from March 27 through April 2, 2016.
Dedication to the Traditions of Hawaii
The main purpose of the Merrie Monarch Festival organization is to remind attendees of the many rich traditions that have become an important part of Hawaiian culture. This week-long festival features a vast assortment of events that will please everyone in your family or group. Some individuals love to attend events throughout the week to get full exposure to the festivities, while others select just a few options and attend those they enjoy the most.
Choose Your Events
Throughout the week, the Merrie Monarch Festival offers a number of events that will provide something fun for everyone. The event starts out with a special celebration called Hoʻolauleʻa. During the course of the week, you can also experience a hula competition that is recognized and admired worldwide, along with an arts festival featuring local artisans, hula shows and even a parade. There are also a variety of awards that will be presented and various shows featuring the many traditions and cultural experiences available in Hawaii.
Tickets Are Now Available
Tickets for the 53rd Annual Merrie Monarch Festival have been available since December 2015. These tickets will be available up until the festival begins. This length of time was designed to help individuals who need to plan for their travels to the area. However, when you live on the Big Island, you can purchase tickets to the festival at any time. Some of the events are free, while others may require admission.
Hawaii brings with it plenty of traditions and a vibrant cultural history that has been protected for generations. The Merrie Monarch Festival is designed to help keep these traditions alive and encourage residents and visitors to enjoy the history of the state, learning about what has made Hawaii what it is today. If you’re thinking about Big Island real estate, attending this festival can be a great way to experience everything the island has to offer in a short period of time. While you’re here, you will be able to look at homes for sale on the Big Island to determine what will best suit your needs and your budget.