Prince Lot Hula Festival


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Level: Pre-Intermediate

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What are some ways Hawaiians preserve their culture?

Do you know how the hula originated?

Prince Lot Hula Festival

Did you know that you can tell stories with a dance? That's what the kids in the photo are doing when they do the hula, a traditional dance of Hawaii.

The hula combines flowing movement with facial expressions, all set to special chants and music.

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Post-Reading Questions

True or False?

  1. The tango is a traditional dance of Hawaii.

  2. Prince Kamehameha V became the King of Hawaii from 1863 to 1872.

  3. One of the King's interests was to promote and preserve the hula.

  4. The hula represents Hawaiians' view of the world.

  5. When was the Prince Lot Hula Festival established?
    a. In 1979
    b. In the mid 1900s
    c. In 1978
    d. In the 18th Century

  6. Which is not a part of the Prince Lot Hula Festival?
    a. Hand-stitched quilts
    b. Leaf-weaving demonstrations
    c. Instrument-making
    d. Food contest