Seasons and the Sea 2023
On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, the Waikīkī Aquarium and National Marine Sanctuary Foundation welcomed visitors and Hawai‘i residents to experience Seasons and the Sea. This annual sunset cultural observance held on the grounds Ewa of the Aquarium marks the transition from Ho’oilo (wet season) to Kauwela (hot or warm-dry season) as the sun sets into the crown of Pu’u o Kapolei.
From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., guests enjoyed captivating hula performances, mesmerizing chants, and intriguing mo‘olelo (stories) that explain the significance of change and the profound links between our lives, responsibilities and the ocean world. The ceremony was led by cultural advisor Sam ‘Ohukani‘ohia Gon III.