Friday, November 11, 2016

Fact of the Day: Hula Heathens

Hula dancing is one of the most iconic things about Hawaii. However it was once abolished by the monarchy. Hawaiian nobility and royalty had mostly converted to Christianity after diplomacy with Western nations. They were urged to get rid of hula dancing as Western Christians saw it as too pagan and for heathens. Before the Hawaiian monarchy was abolished, hula dancing was revived along with other things from traditional Hawaiian culture. 

9 comments:

Margaret-whiteangel said...

I remember the Hula dance.
Interesting read.

Emmylou said...

I can't imagine Hawaii without the hula dance!

Pat Hatt said...

Shaking your hips is too Pagan? Wow, who knew?

Mary Kirkland said...

I think they do a great job when I see them dancing on tv. Who knew.

happyone said...

I think the Hula dance is very pretty. And I THINK all the movements mean something and tell a story.

bj said...

i've always loved the hula dance.

Unknown said...

reminds me of lilo

Martha said...

I didn't know that. Very interesting.

stephen Hayes said...

I'm glad it was reinstated as it's a beautiful dance.