Every year there are more and more festivities celebrating February as Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi!
E ko Kamāwaelualani, he leo, he kono kēia, e launa pū i ka lā ʻāpōpō no ka moʻolelo ʻana mai. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Hawaiian-language nūpepa featured stories from abroad, right next to our own moʻolelo, all ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, to delight and educate our lāhui.
Stories like 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, The Tempest, and many more appeared alongside our moʻolelo of Pele and Hiʻiaka, Kawelo, and Kamapuaʻa. This tradition of translation continues with Disney’s Moana presented ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, with Auliʻi Cravalho reprising her starring role.
So join your fellow ʻohana ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi for bingo and moʻolelo at Kukui Grove Center, on Saturday, Feb 2.