Tuesday, October 8

The Coconut Festival...

One of my favorite things about living here is being exposed to all the
 various cultural events and activities.
  My first Coconut Festival...

the coconuts--the stars of the festival
 Tongan Dancers
 Of course there was a  Coconut Cream Pie eating contest
 a pie in the face
 Kap Te`o Taifiti

 Kap weaving a basket
 making fire...
 he made fire  in like 20 seconds....I want him on my deserted island!!
 Throwing fire...

 throwing knives with fire!!
 Preparing to climb a 40 ft coconut tree.
 Nice view from up there (so he said:)

Here's a few coconut facts
Coconut trees produce fruit for 75 years and can produce 50 coconuts a year
the Hawaiian word for coconut is "Nui"
Early Spanish explorers called it coco, which means 'monkey face" because of the 3 indentations
(eyes) on the hairy nut resembles the head and face of a monkey.
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  1. like all the info and the photos of the man in red are awesome. i love coconut in all forms.. especially the pie. just a tad jealous of you seeing all this. I love drums!

  2. Thank you for the kind welcome. I visited Maui, O'ahu and Kauai five years ago. I can't wait for my return visit.

  3. Wow, that would be very cool to see and of course pawticipate in!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. how very cool! i'd enjoy that festival.

  5. I love festivals! How fascinating and the weather looks perfect...of course, it is Hawaii.

  6. Mom would love to attend that one
    Benny & Lily

  7. What an interesting festival. Sounds like fun! Lee and Phod

  8. Nice pictures, looks like allot of fun!

    Pretty amazing to be able to make fire in 20 seconds and then run up a 40 foot coconut tree!

  9. What fun! I LOVE the pattern on Kap Te`o Taifiti's drum!

  10. Wow, fun! Huh - 50 coconuts a year. That doesn't seem like that many - especially with all us mainlanders being big on coconut juice now!

  11. That looks like so much fun!!!

    Oh, and look at that man climbing that tree! I wonder how he learned that!?!?!?


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