Most likely, you have not had the opportunity to see the Cultural Festival held at Volcanos National Park each year. These photos are from the 2013 event, but they are timeless. Also, mahalo to the National Park Service at nps.gov for hosting a Hawaii Volcanos National Park page. If you want to see all of the 46 photos posted for the event, click here to visit the event page.
The philosophy behind the festival is expressed on the National Park Service web page dedicated to this event:
Ka ‘ike o ke keiki – The learning of the child:
i ka nana a ‘ike – by observing, one learns;
i ka ho‘olohe no a maopopo – in listening, one commits to memory;
i ka hana no a ‘ike – by practice, one masters the skill.
I hope you enjoy these photos. We have not had the good fortune to be able to visit during this event, but it would be so much fun to visit in mid July and be able to attend a future festival. Also, we should all say thanks to Park Ranger & Visual Information Specialist Jay Robinson for these fabulous photos!