Hoʻokupu

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Gifts to the Hawaiian god Lono during the hookupu protocol presentation of a Makahiki festival at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo, Hawaii, 2010
Hoʻokupu (gifts or offerings) presented on King Kalākaua’s 50th birthday November 16, 1886 at the ʻIolani Palace Throne Room in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Consisting a several hundred poi bowls
Hoʻokupu presented on King Kalākaua’s 50th birthday, ʻIolani Palace Throne Room in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

Hoʻokupu is a Hawaiian language term for gifts and offerings. The gift protocol is done for Lono during the Makahiki festival and for celebrations related to Hawaiian kings.

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