Hōkūleʻa, accompanied by Makaliʻi, returns to the waters of Kualoa-Hakipuʻu where she was first launched on March 8, 1975. In an intimate gathering, Worldwide Voyage crewmembers and the community of supporters celebrated the spiritual closing of the 3-year, 42,000 nautical mile journey.
Ua hoʻopōkole ʻia kēia wikiō ma o ka ʻoki ʻana i kekahi mau oli, mele, a hula i kaʻana ʻia ma ia ʻaha. E nānā nō i kekahi wikiō Panina Hoʻomaikaʻi no ka ʻike ʻana i nā oli, mele, a hula a pau i makana ʻia ma ia lā.
Some oli, mele, and hula may have been abridged due to duration considerations and no offense was meant to those who offered contributions in the ceremony. Please view the full version of the Panina Hoʻomaikaʻi for the complete presentation of oli, mele, and hula.
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