Makahiki

Front yard fireworks on the Big Island of Hawaii, by Big Island Photography, wikimedia

Front yard fireworks on the Big Island of Hawaii, by Big Island Photography, wikimedia

Makahiki–Year

The word is not often used in colloquial mix of English and Hawaiian, which is called pidgin.  It is heard very often during the holiday season near Christmas, with the message that companions with Merry Christmas, as Mele Kalikimaka and Hauoli Makahiki Hou, or Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

 

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