The third largest group among the Asian population in Hawaii is the Koreans.
Korean Festival of Hawaii
In July this festival is held in Honolulu at Kapiolani Park. It includes dance performances, musicians, singers, taekwondo demonstrations, artifacts, and food. Korean food items include kalbi (barbecued short ribs), bibim gooksoo (a spicy noodle), and kim chi (spicy, pickled cabbage.)
Korean War Fallen
On June 25, the Hawaiian veterans (including the Korean War Veterans Association) honor those who died in the Korean War. The public ceremony takes place at Punchbowl Cemetery. Wreaths are placed at “The Courts of the Missing.” The number placed represents the number of years that have passed since the Korean War began on June 25, 1950.
Other Cultural Opportunities—
Additional Korean cultural opportunities in Hawaii include Halla Pai Huhm Dance Studio in Honolulu which offers a learning center for Korean dance and music.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa (in the Manoa Valley of Honolulu) has a Center for Korean Studies.
Korean cooking is a very big part of the culture in the islands. I hope to try a couple favorites later in 2011. Look for them! Bulgogi and Kal Bi.
Enjoy, and mahalo for visiting!