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We Are Samoa Festival 2018 showcases tal...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     Pacific Theater sold out Hundreds of students from the Polynesian clubs at five public high schools on Oahu — joined by dozens of students from other high schools — and an amalgam of students from various private high schools participated in the annual We Are Samoa Festival at the Polynesian Cultural Center on May 12, 2018, in the Pacific Theater. Meanwhile, thousands of parents, friends and others in the audience sold out the theater. In short, it was memorable, fun and fantastic. In...
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Jeralee Galea’i wins second interm...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     One by one on the second night of the Polynesian Cultural Center’s 26th annual World Fireknife Championship on May 11, 2018, each of the tamaiti (children 6-11) and teenage (12-17) “warriors” stepped onto a specially constructed stage in the Hale Aloha Theater to share an impressive range of skill and talent with Samoan fire knives and vie for the titles in their respective divisions. After the flames died out, the drumming quieted, and championship awards were presented, six open...
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World Fireknife Champion 2018 spins his ...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     Hale Motu’apuaka, former junior and intermediate champ, takes 1st place in 2018 event ■ Hale Motu’apuaka— a 2-time former junior division champion (ages 6-11) in 2008 and 2011, and a 3-time former intermediate champion (ages 12-17) winner from 2014-2016, was awarded first place in this year’s 2018 open division title of the World Fireknife Championship held at the Polynesian Cultural Center. After two nights of preliminary competition, the finale was held on May 12th with the 3...
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Three tasty additions to PCC’s Hukilau M...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     EATING is a great part of our Hawaii-Polynesian culture. Because it’s almost impossible to understate the appeal of tasty treats and snacks here, the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) recently added three new options at our Hukilau Marketplace that we know you will enjoy: Penny’s Malasadas comes to PCC With the opening of the brightly colored Penny’s Malasadas’ food truck on the Hauula side of the Polynesian Cultural Center’s parking lot, Portuguese-style malasadas are now regularly...
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Seamstresses work magic behind the scene...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     Creating thousands of costumes and uniforms Most Polynesian Cultural Center visitors probably don’t realize that behind the scenes over a dozen dedicated ladies create thousands of beautiful costumes and unique uniforms for our employees and replace them from time to time. The hard-working seamstress team works out of an air-conditioned room near the PCC’s back gate. They currently consists of two full-time employees, Seamstress Department supervisor Fatai Feinga and her assistant Elizza...