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Continuing my Maui/Hawaii album

A luau is a Hawaiian feast. It features food, such as poi, kalua pig, poke, lomi salmon, opihi, haupia, and beer; and blended with Hawaiian and Polynesian hulas and music.
the history:
Before contact with the western world, Hawaiians called their important feasts an 'aha 'aina. These feasts marked special occasions such as reaching a significant life milestone, the launching of a new canoe or a great endeavor.
Historically, the food and practices observed at an 'aha 'aina were rich with symbolism and the entire event was designed to unite the participants, similar to the way the old Hawaiians braided strands of coconut husk fiber, or sennit, into thicker 'aha cords and rope.
Starting about 150 years ago the term luau gradually replaced 'aha 'aina. Luau, in Hawaiian and other Polynesian languages, is actually the name of the taro leaf, which when young and small is cooked like spinach and is often mixed with other foods served.

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