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November 28, 2019 - November 29, 2019

Thanksgiving in Hawaii has a unique history—both ancient and modern.

Long before the Puritans were sailing to Plymouth Rock, the native Hawaiians already had a festival of thanks. And they didn’t limit themselves to a single day. They celebrated a successful harvest for an entire season.

Makahiki ran four lunar months, from November through February, in ceremonies meant to honor the god Lono. During this time rival tribes were prohibited from fighting, and the rainy weather prevented much work from getting done. Instead, there were surfing competitions, boxing matches and, of course, eating.

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November 28, 2019
November 29, 2019
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