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Big fun television-wise we've been enjoying recently. It's the Merrie Monarch Festival, nights full of wonderful hula.

From Ms Wiki: "The festival (run each year since 1971) is dedicated to the memory of King David Kalâkaua, the second (and last) elected king of Hawaiʻi, who came to the throne in 1874 and reigned until his death in 1891. He was a patron of the arts, especially music and dance.

"Kalâkaua restored many of the nearly extinct cultural traditions of the Hawaiian people. These included myths and legends, and the hula, which had been forbidden — due to the influence of Protestant missionaries — for over 70 years."
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