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Message from the Merrie Monarch


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POSTED: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Despite the deep recession, the main events at the Merrie Monarch Festival, in Hilo Thursday through Sunday, are sold out. Tourism officials, take note.

Lots of places have lovely beaches and fruity drinks. Clearly, some visitors yearn for something more: an authentic look at a vibrant, thriving native culture that makes Hawaii truly unique in the world.