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Typical holiday music doesn't really do it for me. Unless, of course, we're talking about jazz. I don't think anything brings me more firmly into the holiday spirit than the opening keys of a piano solo or the introductory blare of a trumpet. Hopefully, you'll feel the same after tonight's show.

Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

Today Hawaiʻi celebrates Prince Kūhiō Day. For some island residents this may just be another day off. But for the hundreds who celebrated this weekend across the island chain, Prince Kūhiō is more than just a holiday. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

noe tanigawa
noe tanigawa

  This year, for Hawai‘i’s celebration of Reverend Martin Luther King’s holiday there was a  Run for Peace on Maui, a commemorative walk happened on Kaua‘i, and Hawai‘i island celebrated in Kona on Sunday.  In Honolulu, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with some of the millennials in attendance at what is called the annual "People's Parade." 

Ashley Takitani Leahey
Ashley Takitani Leahey

  

  Maui's Island Plan, adopted in 2012, makes it a priority to preserve the unique character of Maui's small towns.  The idea is to be able to drive through largely agricultural or undeveloped areas between these distinctive centers.  

'Tis The Season for Shaka Santa

Nov 27, 2015
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Now that Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is right around the corner. And for many that means the return of a favorite local celebrity. Shaka Santa is heading to Honolulu Hale starting next week. And as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, a lot goes in to preparing him for his holiday debut.

Thanksgiving Turkey, Hawaii Style!

Nov 26, 2015
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

When it comes to Thanksgiving traditions, nothing is more local than a turkey served up imu-style. Last night hundreds of birds were placed in underground ovens, called imus. They steam overnight on hot lava rocks, covered with layers of banana leaf. And as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, the results are delicious!

Serving Up Thanksgiving Memories, Hawaii-Style

Nov 27, 2014
Flickr / InaFrenzy
Flickr / InaFrenzy

The traditional Thanksgiving dinner holds a different meaning here in the islands. Turkey baked in an imu could share table space with a plate of kalbi short ribs. And as families across the state get ready for the holiday, we checked in with local residents to hear what a Hawai‘i Thanksgiving means to them.