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The Aloha Festivals celebrates its 67th year this month, still one of Hawaii’s longest-running celebrations spotlighting Hawaiian culture, music, dance and history. Themed Moana Nui Akea, which translates to “Celebrate Ocean Voyaging,” events for this year's festival aim to honor one of Hawaii's most significant traditions: ocean voyaging.

The theme coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, which over the decades has inspired generations of ocean voyagers and revived the tradition of waa kaulua, or double-hulled canoe sailing, and traditional wayfinding—navigation without the use of modern instruments.

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