Culture

The rich culture of Hawai’i is as beautiful as its flora and fauna. Visit ‘lolani Palace, learn simple Hawaiian phrases, how to hula or make your own lei in our Hawai’i Culture section on the Aston Waikiki Beach blog.

Aloha Festivals: Head to Kalakaua Avenue for the 67th Annual Waikiki Ho'olaul'ea

Aloha Festivals: Head to Kalakaua Avenue for the 67th Annual Waikiki Ho'olaul'ea

July 30th, 2019 Culture

The largest annual block party in the state features four stages of live entertainment and a variety of booths that offer a taste of Hawaiian cuisine, crafts, and culture.

Find Inspiration at the Honolulu Museum of Art

Find Inspiration at the Honolulu Museum of Art

June 28th, 2019 Culture

If you’re looking for a getaway from the noise, the Honolulu Museum of Art has the perfect balance of art, soothing gardens, and stimulating programming for everyone.

Indulge in Crack Seed During Your Trip to Hawaii

Indulge in Crack Seed During Your Trip to Hawaii

June 22nd, 2019 Culture

Curious about the island’s snacking past time? Here’s a look at crack seed; what it is, why it’s popular, and where to get it.

Celebrating the Fragrant Lei in Honolulu

Celebrating the Fragrant Lei in Honolulu

April 25th, 2019 Culture

Leis are made with organic materials from the island, and as you know, Hawaii is known for its exquisite tropical flowers. Jasmine and ginger flowers make leis memorably fragrant.

Historic Sites to Visit in Honolulu

Historic Sites to Visit in Honolulu

February 27th, 2019 Culture

Royal palaces, Pearl Harbor and a church made from hand-chiseled coral are just a few of the historic landmarks in Honolulu.

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Honolulu

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Honolulu

January 10th, 2019 Culture

Chinatown in Honolulu is one of the oldest in the United States, so if you find yourself in Oahu this Chinese New Year, you’re in luck! A parade, fireworks, lion dances, and traditional and modern Chinese fare will be available during the annual street festival in downtown Honolulu.

The Art of Hula

The Art of Hula

October 19th, 2018 Culture

Did you know that coconut bras and cellophane skirts are a modern invention?

A Look at Hawaiian Royalty: Plan Your Visit to ʻIolani Palace

A Look at Hawaiian Royalty: Plan Your Visit to ʻIolani Palace

September 14th, 2018 Culture

Once home to Hawaii’s last reigning monarchs, the ʻIolani Palace in downtown Honolulu remains an important centerpiece of Hawaiian national identity.

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