Eat, Drink and Have Fun at the Luau

Written by Donna Monday

In old Hawaii,repparttar luau was a great feast given to honor royalty, foreign dignitaries, and to celebrate weddings, christenings, and birthdays.

Traditionally, luaus would last for days and included plates piled high with food, good drink, and much singing and dancing.

Guests sat on woven mats onrepparttar 150384 ground and looked upon a long table decorated generously with leaves and flowers.

Poi (made from taro root), roasted pig, and chicken baked in coconut milk were just some ofrepparttar 150385 local delicacies you’d find onrepparttar 150386 luau table. Guests traditionally ate with their fingers.

Catch a Wave the Hawaii Way

Written by Donna Monday

When you’re onrepparttar deck of your cruise ship offrepparttar 150383 coast of Hawaii, you may just catch a glimpse of some dedicated surfers riding on top of a tall wave. Watchrepparttar 150384 sun beat down on their glistening backs asrepparttar 150385 sea spray hits their tanned faces.

Hawaii is a surfer’s paradise. The Pacific, after all, is where surfing originated and became almost an art. Hawaiians used to have a strict social class order called “kapu”. The kapu system of laws separated royal Hawaiians from commoners.

Surfing was a big part of traditional Hawaiian culture, and kapu law determined where people could surf, how big their surfboards were, and even what materials boards could be made out of. Of course, Hawaiian royalty hadrepparttar 150386 best and biggest boards, as well asrepparttar 150387 choicest surfing spots. And, it wasn’t justrepparttar 150388 men who had allrepparttar 150389 surfing fun. Some ofrepparttar 150390 women surfed too.

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