Ke Ao Maoli
Time: May 2, 2008 at 5:30pm
Location: Waikīkī Aquarium
Event Type: Seasonal, observance
Organized By: ʻOhukaniʻōhiʻa
Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2012
Each year we gather at the site, just 'Ewa of the Waikiki aquarium before sunset, on May 2. Therefore, we invite any of you who are interested to join us, as we celebrate those dates that are truly of our place, from the places at which they were marked in ancient times. It is for us, who live in these times, to continue the celebrations, lest they disappear into obscurity.
we gathered at the water's edge at the site of the heiau Kupalaha,the sibling heiau of Papa`ena`ena (that once graced the base of Leahi) where, from its kuahu (altar), named Opunaha, the setting sun would be observed by the kahuna kilolani, and on a certain day, the sun would set into the bowl of Pu`u o Kapolei, when seen from Opunaha, marking the end of the Ho`oilo and the start of the Kauwela.
We chant the exit of Lono and the entrance of the time of Ku, dance the prowess of warriors and mahi`ai (farmers) who prayed to Kuikeolowalu (Ku of the combined effort). And as the sun sets, we share a chant to the setting sun:
Ke aui nei ka la -- Welo! Welo!
Ke molehulehu mai nei -- Nakolo! Nakolo!
O ka napoo ana i lalo -- I ka mole o Lehua!
Ma alihilani -- E moe! E moe!
Aloha e, kukulu o ka lani
Aloha e kukulu o ka honua
Aue! Anuanu o`u mau iwi hilo nei --
The sun is lowering -- Setting! Setting!
Dusk approaches -- Crawling! Crawling!
Sinking below -- at the base of Lehua!
On the horizon -- To sleep! To sleep!
Aloha to the foundations of the heavens
Aloha to the foundations of the world
Aue! I am chilled to the core --
So please come join us this year! Just ʻEwa of Waikīkī Aquarium, May 2, 5:30PM.
Mahalo a nui no kau noke mau a pulama mau i ia mau onohi puu taimana o ka kakou nohona Hawaii...o kuu mihi hou keia ia oe, ka mua aole i hiki ia makou ke hele aku i Nuuanu i keia makahiki nei a ka elua ua paa e wau i kekahi kuleana eae ma ia la...oiai nohoi he koikoi no ia mau hana akula, ane hoi keia i Tonga a o ka makou halawai nui keia ma mua o ka makou hele ana i ka la 11...he hoomaamaa nohoi i makaukau pono makou no ka makou hele ana...e mahalo hou no ia oe a he oiaio keia i ae maha paha kau oluolu iau e lilo i haumana nau no keia papahana e malama ia ana i ka lihikai alo aku ia Mamala...akahi no a lohe i ia mau inoa akula o ua mau wahi ihiihi hoi o kakou!
E hoomaikai, e holomua, a e maluhia hoi a apono ia na na kupuna o ko kaua aina aloha...
Me ke aloha nui, Hinaleimoana
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