Celebrating Easter in Hawaii

by Malia Yoshioka on April 19, 2011

by Malia Yoshioka | April 19th, 2011  

So many ways to celebrate Easter when you’re in the islands. One of the most popular island traditions is to take advantage of our beautiful weather by attending a sunrise worship service. Find a family-friendly easter egg hunt. Join in a local beach barbecue. Take advantage of the many hotels and Hawaii restaurants serving up holiday brunch, lunch, or dinner options.

Here’s a roundup of just a few things to do on Easter in Hawaii:

Easter on Oahu

110th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Punchbowl Cemetery – The very popular Easter Sunrise Service at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) begins at 6:15 a.m.; Gates open at 4:30 a.m. – details here.

Other easter sunrise services will be held around Oahu, as well as worship services at various churches island-wide. Here is a master list from 2010, and a variety of services for 2011.

Looking for an Easter egg hunt on Oahu? Details here for Easter weekend. Hickam is hosting one for military families. Details here.

The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani has an Easter dinner buffet at the Pikake Terrace.

Here’s a 2010 list from Honolulu Magazine, many of the same restaurants should have special dining options this year as well. (Will update the link if I can find a 2011 list.)

And finally, a current list from Inside Out Hawaii for the best Easter Brunches in Honolulu.

Easter on Maui

Here is a comprehensive list of 2010 easter events compiled by the Maui News. I’ll post a 2011 list when it becomes available.

I also found a listing of Maui churches by denomination that may be helpful.

Liz of A Maui Blog recommends her two favorite easter services here.

Scroll to the bottom of this listing for Easter services and events courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua.

Easter on Kauai

Here is a great list of churches on Kauai. Most, if not all, should have Easter services planned.

I came across a Trip Advisor forum with various suggestions for Easter egg hunts on Kauai.

Easter on the Big Island

On Saturday, April 16th, Waikoloa will be the site of an Easter egg hunt featuring over 10,000 eggs! Details here.

Here is a list of churches on the Big Island by denomination.

Easter egg photo by Robert S. Donovan

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