The Mahina was a symbolic celestial body for Native Hawaiians. Some Hawaiian practices were often based on the phases of the moon. Learn more about the significance of the moon phases on your next visit to Waimea Valley.
Connect With The Past Through Moon Walks In Hawaii
Hawaii Aloha Travel
If there’s one place in Hawaii that has managed to retain the look and feel of ancient Hawaii, it’s Waimea Valley on the North Shore of Oahu. Every time I visit with my family, I feel transported back in time to an era when Hawaiians lived in Ahupuaa (parcels of land that stretched from mountaintops to the ocean). At Waimea Valley, not only can you experience the beautiful Hawaiian rain forest, you can also immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture while strolling through a (reconstructed) ancient Hawaiian village.
I write all this because, this year, the park is bringing back one of its most cherished traditions, one that helps locals and visitors understand the Hawaiian culture even more — Moon Walks.