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Happy Thanksgiving from Hawaii!

27 November 2008

To celebrate the day here are some local resources to let you know what’s going on in the islands this holiday.

How to say Happy Thanksgiving in Hawaiian:
Happy Thanksgiving – Hau’oli La Ho’omakika’i (pronounced how-oh-lay la ho-o-ma-key-kah-ee) 

History of Thanksgiving in Hawaii
Here’s a great site with lots of info on the history of Thanksgiving in Hawaii.

Christmas Parades begin on Oahu
Right after Thanksgiving beginning this week, Hawaii has lots of Christmas parades to celebrate the holidays, here’s a list of their scheduled dates.

How to cook Thanksgiving Dinner, Hawaiian Style
This Honolulu Star Bulletin article includes two recipes for grilling a turkey, a recipe for cooking a turkey imu-style, and recipes for Portuguese sausage cornbread stuffing baked in the oven and grilled apples stuffed with rains, nuts, cinnamon, and brown sugar.

How they cook Thanksgiving Dinner in Hawaii
On Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day in Hawaii you can always find someone cooking Turkey the traditional way, in a Polynesian style underground oven.

Pacific Whale Foundation Thanksgiving Cruise
The Pacific Whale Foundation usually offers a Thanksgiving dinner cruise on a high speed power catamaran on Thanksgiving Day. The cruise features live entertainment and a Thanksgiving dinner with roast turkey, other entrees such as baked ham, side dishes, desserts, and usually lasts about two hours, typically from 5:30 to 7:30.

Hilton Waikoloa Village Thanksgiving Dinner
Want to celebrate Turkey Day on the island?  The Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort offers two possibilities for Thanksgiving dinner.  A roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings is served in the resort’s Water’s Edge Ballroom but it is also possible to order a full Thanksgiving Dinner for take-out that includes a 15 pound turkey with stuffing, gravy, vegetables, Portuguese sweet bread, and pumpkin pie.

Sheraton Kauai Thanksgiving Buffet
A typical Thanksgiving buffet dinner at the Sheraton Kauai Resort will include roast turkey with stuffing, roast beef, baked ham, and a fish dish.  Side dishes will usually include mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. Stations include a salad station, appetizer station, iced seafood table, and a dessert station. The Sheraton Kauai Hotel is located on the southeast coast of Kauai, at 2440 Hoonani Road, in the Poipu Resort area.

Hau’oli La Ho’omakika’i means Happy Thanksgiving!

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