LIHUE —As Lani Kaui prepares to open Kauai Museum’s doors for the organization’s Puerto Rican festival on Saturday, the museum education and events coordinator can’t wait to celebrate the cultural festivities.
“We haven’t had it for a few years so we’re excited to get all of the commmunity involved,” Kaui said.
There will be Puetro Rican games, crafts, trivia and food such as pasteles, gandule rice and the dessert sticky rice. Crafts will include coloring activities for children and prizes for the games. The band Wally Rita Y Los Kauaianos will perform kachi-kachi music. There will be a DVD showing about Puerto Ricans immigration to Hawaii and their experiences.
“We hope people will learn more about the Puerto Rican culture and the similarities of their culture as well,” Kaui said. “We’re just hoping that the community comes and supports all of our immigrant people that make up Kauai.”
The celebration will take place in the museum’s courtyard from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event is free to residents and $8 for visitors, $6 for senior citizens, $1 for children ages 6 to 12 and $4 for children ages 13 to 17.