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Old Lahaina Luau

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Old Lahaina Lu'au


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Old Lahaina Lu'au - Old Lahaina Luau. Copyright Old Lahaina Lu'au.

The Old Lahaina Luau takes great pride in presenting an authentic Hawaiian Luau. Your evening with us starts with a fresh flower lei greeting presented by our friendly Luau hosts. Enjoy Island crafts and demonstrations, such as our Imu unearthing of the Hawaiian underground oven, poi pounding and kapa making. Tropical cocktails and beverages are included throughout the evening. Our bountiful buffet is where you will have an opportunity to try traditional Hawaiian foods with a variety to satisfy everyone's palate. Culminating your evening is our award-winning production of legendary music and hula that will take you on a musical journey through the history of Hawaii and our people.



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Old Lahaina Luau


 
 
 
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Old Lahaina Luau Imu unearthing. Hawaiian Cuisine offered at Old Lahaina Luau. The beginning of Old Lahaina Luau Show that shares the story of the migration of our Polynesian Ancestors from islands near Tahiti and their traditional dances followed by explanation of Hula.


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Traditionally Hawaiians had many occasions for feasts and celebrations. Whether centered around a seasonal event or a victorious battle, there were often days of preparation for such events. "Kalo" or "taro" has always been the staple of the Hawaiian diet. The root of the plant is mashed to make "poi" and the spinach like leaves are used in the wrapping and steaming of fish and vegetables. The leaves are referred to as "lu'au" and are used in popular dishes such as "squid lu'au" and "chicken lu'au". Today "lu'au" has come to mean an informal gathering of people for food and entertainment. The Hawaiian values of laulima - many hands working together, and ho'okipa - hospitality, are important aspects describing the work of the preparation for a lu'au and the importance of "welcoming guests" in the Hawaiian culture. Indeed, these ingredients are important parts of the Old Lahaina Lu'au experience as well.

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