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Ahahui Kiwila Hawaii O Moikeha

February 8, 2020 - February 9, 2020

Hukihuki-Tug of War

Sponsored by: ʻAhahui Kīwila Hawaiʻi O Moʻikeha

What: Ka Moku O Manokalanipō Pāʻani Makahiki, a Community Event

Featuring: Ancient Hawaiian Games, Awards, Cultural Demonstrations, Displays by community groups, a Kauaʻi made craft fair, and Ono Food. NO ENTRY FEE

When: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Registration/Check-in begins at 8:00am
Gate opens to the public at 8:30am
Opening Ceremony begins at 9:00am
Pāʻani (games) begin at 10:00am
Kamaʻāina and Malihini (visitors) ages 5 and above are invited to compete in multiple games.

Where: Vidinha Soccer Field, Līhuʻe

Why: Ka Moku O Manokalanipō Pāʻani Makahiki honors the traditional time of year from November through February when Lono ruled the land. One of the ways that Lono was honored was through friendly competition. We’re featuring 10 games – Haka Moa, ʻUlu Maika, ʻŌʻō Ihe, Moa Pāheʻe, Pā Uma, Uma, Kūkini, Pōhaku Hoʻoikaika, and Hukihuki, plus a Kōnane tournament. Awards will be given for 1st – 3rd in each event and division, and overall for 1st – 3rd.

This is not a fundraiser as all monies donated and raised that day are used to perpetuate this great community event.

This is an alcohol/drug-free event sponsored by Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, County of Kauaʻi, hawaiiancheckers.com, and The Garden Island Newspaper.

For more information email makahikikauai@gmail.com or call Julie at 635-9028.

Kōnane - Game of Strategy

Pāʻani Kahiko – Ancient Games

Haka Moa (chicken fighting) – Contestants stand on one leg, holding their other leg by their ankle behind them. The object of the game is to knock over your opponent or push them out of the circle.

Pā Uma (standing wrist wrestling) – Contestants stand with the little toes of their right feet together and clasp their right hands. The object of the game is to force your opponent off balance and to the ground. If you move your right foot you lose.

Uma (hand wrestling) – Contestants lie on the ground and clasp their right hands. The object of the game is to force your opponent’s hand to the ground.

O‘ō Ihe - Hurling spears

ʻUlu Maika (bowling) – A stone disc is rolled on the ground between two pins for accuracy.

Moa paheʻe (dart sliding) – A short javelin-like instrument made of wood is slid on the ground between two pins for accuracy.

Ōʻō Ihe (hurling spears) – In old Hawaiʻi contestants threw their spears at their opponents, today we use banana stumps.

Pōhaku Hoʻoikaika (stone lifting) – throwing for distance

Kūkini - Run swiftly

Kūkini (run swiftly) – 50 yard dash

Hukihuki (tug of war) – 6 person teams tug a rope. The object is to pull the other team across the line.

Kōnane – is a Hawaiian game of strategy. Players jump over and remove their opponent’s pieces. The winner is not the player who has the most pieces; it’s the player who is able to make the last move.

Adults only
Kūkini (run swiftly) – 100 yard run

Ano koa kīʻe kīʻe – Decathalon (all ten events)

Photos taken by Julie Kaneali’i


February 8, 2020
February 9, 2020
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Family Fun, Sports, educational adventure, foodie calendar


‘Ahahui Kīwila Hawai‘i O Mo‘Ikeha
(808) 635-9028


Vidinha Stadium & Soccer Field
Hoolako St.
Lihue, HI 96766
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