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Molokai legends speak of the hula beginning at Kaana near the present day town of Maunaloa. Every May, the people of Molokai gather together on the Hula to celebrate this personification of the aloha spirit at the Molokai Ka Hula Piko Festival on Papohaku Beach Park. Some of the best dancers in the state gather to share their traditions. Every chant and dance tells a story. Of love. Of the gods. Of a history never to be forgotten. This commitment to perpetuating the past sets Molokai apart from the other Hawaiian Islands.

History's roots run deep on Molokai, from 13th century Hawaiian Fishponds to the living classroom of historical sites in Halawa Valley. Whether you're talking with a local in Kaunakakai or soaking in the island's natural wonders, the past reaches out to touch each person who visits, like the graceful fingers of a hula dancer.

  • Historic Places on Molokai - Explore the historic places of Molokai, an island strongly connected to its Hawaiian history.
  • Hula of Molokai - Legend says hula was born on Molokai These traditions are celebrated every year at the Molokai Ka Hula Piko Festival.
  • Saint Damien - Saint Damien spent 16 years on Molokai, at what is now Kalaupapa National Historical Park, helping those suffering from Hansen's disease.