Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! - Happy New Year!

With Christmas over, all thoughts move to New Years in Hawaii. ”Hau’oli Makahiki Hou” as we like to say here. A time of celebration, with some unique Hawaii style flare.

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou - Happy New Year. The western Christmas and New Year fell during this same time of the year that the Hawaiians traditionally honored the earth for giving them plenty to eat. This period of resting and feasting was called Makahiki (mah-kah-HEE- kee). It lasted for 4 months, and no wars or conflicts were allowed during this time. Because makahiki also means "year", the Hawaiian phrase for "Happy New Year" became "Hau'oli (happy) Makahiki (year) Hou (new)"(how-OH-lee mah-kah-hee-kee ho).

While visiting our lovely islands, consider a game of golf!

Carl Murphy


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