Culture • The roots of Hawaiian culture stretch south to older areas of Polynesia and beyond to the islands of the Western Pacific and the edges of Asia. The first settlers to Hawai`i brought with them the more ancient Polynesian traditions and lifestyles. Over generations, they adapted their beliefs and ways of living to accommodate their new island home, adding new gods like Pele to their pantheon and honing new skills such as surfing. As a distinct Hawaiian culture took shape, it grew in response to Oahu's forests and coral reefs, Molokai's shallow offshore waters, Kauai's steep valleys, Maui's high summit and Hawai`i Island's ever-changing volcanic lands. • As you can see we have an advanced culture , and believe it would be a great experience for everyone that attends. We would be very great full if you would choose the Hawaii to host the 2012 summer Olympics.
Environment Overall, summer temperatures between May and October are warmer, peaking in August, and drier than the winter months. February and March are the coolest months when night temperatures on the coast fall to 15°C. During summer, the north-easterly trade winds are more persistent and constant blue skies are not uncommon for weeks on end. In the winter months, the trade winds are often interrupted by other winds, bringing intervals of widespread cloud and rain. During heavy winter storms, brought on by the onset of Kona winds from the south-west, 3-4 inches of rain can fall in an hour. The windward west coasts are more exposed to these winter storms and often receive their mean rainfall in just a hand-full of these winter storms.
Foods • Their main sources of protein were fish, squid, limpet, crab and other seafood, chicken, and birds. The main leafy vegetables were taro tops (luau), and edible plants such as tree fern and fan palm. They ate bananas, coconuts, raspberries, strawberries, mountain apples and sugar cane. Seasonings came from kukui nut, seaweed, hoio fern and salt. They preserved food with salt and most foods were eaten fresh. They ate dogs and the alii (royalty) ate pig. • The central feature of the luau is the imu, an underground oven (a shallow pit lined with stones). A whole pig (puaa) is wrapped in ti and banana leaves and placed in the pit's hot center. The pig and laulau (savory bundles containing side dishes) are covered with multiple layers of banana, ti, or sometimes ginger leaves, and a final coating of earth. In about four hours the coverings are removed and the luau begins. Every luau has poi, the traditional starch. Under King Kamehameha III, there was an 1847 event that was unforgettable, a luau with 10,000 in attendance, although in true Hawaiian style, food was prepared for 12,000.
Why Hawaii? • Hawaii is a perfect spot to host the summer games. The islands have beautiful weather and fantastic beaches. After the games are over, the Olympians can enjoy a wonderful day laying on the beach. Our beautiful resorts will soot all your needs. From spa treatments to a manicure and pedicure, you will always feel relaxed. Plus, all of our rooms include a balcony with a widespread view of our beaches. They also have a completely furnished patio that over looks our 30 foot pool and waterslide. The pool also includes a swim up beverage bar . So you will always feel as though you are in paradise.
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