Aloha Modern

Helu Po Beach Blanket

MO‘OLELO

Mahina, moon, organized Hawaiian time with the passing of each moon phase was the passing of each day. Each cycle is made up of 29.5 days. Our lunar calendar is divided into three periods: hoʻonui (growing bigger), poepoe (round), and emi (decreasing). The moon also directed the activities of kanaka around farming, fishing and gathering.

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