Nā MAHINA I KĀ LANI
Hawaiians planted, harvested, celebrated, and rested according to the phases of the moon (the calendar). In order to make the names of the phases and the cycles easier to learn and remember, I developed a mobile application that can be with learners at any time. The convenience of an app makes it easy to use, and allows relatively quick updating (adding new information) as this is a “living” project, which I will continue to develop.
In the traditional Hawaiian calendar, the lunar month was determined by the 29.5-day cycles of
The first 10-day period was called “
(Samuel M. Kamakau, Works of the People of Old / Na Hana a ka ka Po‘e Kahiko 17; David Malo, Hawaiian Antiquities 31-32).
From the webpage of Hawaiian Voyaging Traditions (Hokulea), an excellent source of additional inofrmation on this topic.