Polynesian Cultural Center

By  Emily Abel
June 09, 2022 10:23 AM MDT
This video of a family’s explosive cheering during Yale Law’s graduation ceremony might just make you cry.
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March 31, 2022 01:57 PM MDT
Johnson and his family recently visited the Polynesian Cultural Center for an unforgettable celebration of his ancestry.
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Torrential rainfall moved through the state of Hawaii on March 8–9, 2021, causing flooding across much of Windward and North Shore Oahu, including the town of Laie, home to the Polynesian Cultural Center, Brigham Young University–Hawaii and the Laie Hawaii Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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February 27, 2019 07:25 PM MST
Some of the hottest topics in Latter-day Saint culture revolve around our bodies. “Your body is a temple” is mantra repeated by dozens of youth and proper hemlines and lack of body art are vigorously scrutinized and emphasized by many within the Church. Tattoos are frequently described as a defacement of your body, a reminder of a mistake, and a potential inhibitor for serving a mission. There is an entire section in the For the Strength of Youth to emphasize modesty for women and men, explaining that “When you dress immodestly, you send a message that is contrary to your identity as a son or daughter of God.”
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July 11, 2017 12:01 PM MDT
When competing with Pearl Harbor, paradisiacal gardens, and beautiful beaches and hikes, this is quite the feat! To get a taste of this tropical place, check out our delicious luau recipes straight from the Polynesian Cultural Center.
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Fun
By  LDS Living
March 27, 2017 05:13 PM MDT
The popular Disney movie Moana comes to life with this incredible music video "I Am Moana" filmed at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
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Fun
By  LDS Living
March 13, 2017 01:48 PM MDT
Following up on their incredibly popular video that brought the Disney magic of Moana to real life, Working with Lemons created a new music video filmed at the Church's Polynesian Cultural Center—this one starring the demi-god Maui as he sings the song "You're Welcome."
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Fun
November 15, 2016 10:06 PM MST
When Thomas S. Monson was called to the Quorum of the Twelve in October of 1963, one of the first assignments he was given was to supervise the work of the gospel in the Polynesian area. He came to know and love the members in Polynesia, even giving his October 1966 conference talk on "God's Gifts to Polynesia's People."
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October 22, 2016 09:00 AM MDT
Hawaii. A place that conjures images of pineapples, hula dancers, and beautiful warm days on the beach. But for many LDS and world visitors to the Hawaiian island of Oahu, it also brings memories of the beautiful Polynesian Cultural Center—an attraction on the shores of Laie that keeps alive the beautiful culture of a number of Polynesian peoples and shares it with the world. Since it's opening in 1963, the PCC has hosted a variety of guests, including some famous ones. Here are just a few of those well-known visitors to the Polynesian Cultural Center:
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Fun
September 29, 2016 07:00 PM MDT
This week LDS Living has been visiting Hawaii and checking out the Polynesian Cultural Center. We have had some pretty epic adventures that you can check out on Instagram account. But the most exciting thing is that they are offering a special giveaway offer to you, our LDS Living family!
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August 31, 2015 01:20 PM MDT
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf dedicated a major new expansion to the Church-owned Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) on Saturday, August 29. Located in Laie Hawaii near the Laie Hawaii Temple, the new Hukilau Marketplace provides traditional Polynesian dining, offers native music and dancing, and creates a fun 1950s vintage atmosphere.
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October 08, 2013 04:58 AM MDT
But it serves a much deeper purpose than the average tourist attraction—not only does it share the diverse cultures of the Polynesian islands with millions of visitors, but it also helps people from all walks of life to feel the spirit of love and connection, family and community.
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