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7 Village Bars

Seven Village Bars represent our 7 beautiful Polynesian cultures represented at the Polynesian Cultural Center: Hawaii, Fiji, Maori, Tahiti, Tonga, Rapa Nui and Samoa     NOTE: Use an extra large cookie sheet measuring 11 x 17 or 1/2 sheet professional pan measuring 18 x 13. The smaller the pan, the thicker the bar. Thicker bars will be extremely gooey – but oh so good! However, for a true 7 Village Bar, keep the layers thin, which makes them easier to pick up and carry around. You choice!   Ingredients:   CRUST – 3 c. graham cracker crumbs...
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Tongans frequently wear ta’ovala

  When one of the Polynesian Cultural Center’s most senior managers recently retired after 45 years of service, Alamoti “Moti” Taumoepeau — “chief” of the PCC’s Tongan Village — gave him a traditional laufala mat hand-woven from strips of dried pandanus leaves, and told him he should wear it as a ta‘ovala. According to one long-ago story, a group of Tongans who came to visit the tu‘i Tonga or king arrived from a rough boat ride, and because they felt their clothing was not presentable, they cut the laufala mat which formed their boat’s sail and wrapped pieces of it...
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Christmas in Tonga

  Memories of Christmas in Tonga     The PCC is proud to share this lovely story by contributing blogger, Mike Foley regarding Tongan Christmas memories from our PCC family, which was orignially published in December 2015. Two of our Tongan PCC managers originally from the Friendly Islands share some of their fond memories of Christmas in the Kingdom of Tonga: Alamoti “Moti” Taumoepeau, Tongan Islands manager, who grew up near Nuku‘alofa, the kingdom’s capital; and PCC emcee coordinator Telesia “Sia” Afeaki Tonga from Mu‘a, which is also on the main...
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Christmas in Polynesia: Mele and Iosepa

Mele and Iosepa’s First Christmas: Introductions    Christmas is a special time on the islands. We not only celebrate the joy and magic of the season, we know how to have fun! As a special holiday gift, we have prepared our own Christmas tale.       Iosepa is our brave, Fijiian warrior. He is mighty, he is strong, he is a risk taker!  Iosepa tends to think of himself as quite the handyman. Mele begs to differ.     Mele and Iosepa met on a beautiful moonlit night, right after he performed a traditional Fire Walk.  Somehow the combination...
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In Other PCC News

Kahuku High Team, Fans Celebrate at PCC   Despite a disappointing second-place finish in the recent 2016 Hawaii state open football championship, “Red Raiders 4 Life” fans and friends celebrated with their Kahuku High football players on Friday night, November 26, at the Polynesian Cultural Center’s Hukilau Marketplace.     PCC Alumna Receives Native Hawaiian Educator Award:   Kamehameha Schools recently awarded Polynesian Cultural Center alumna Ka‘umealani Walk its 2016 Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year Award for her work in building...