43rd Annual Merrie Monarch Festival
Hula Competition
Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium
April 20-22, 2006
Hilo, Hawaii
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2006 Miss Aloha Hula Bernice Davis-Lim
Image Credit:
Dennis Oda, Star-Bulletin

Congratulations to 2006 Miss Aloha Hula Bernice Alohanamakanamaikalanimai Davis-Lim of Na Lei O Kaholoku and Overall Winner Na Lei O Kaholoku (Wahine)!

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  • April 16, 2006
    Hula's legend; George Na'ope launches magazine (Source: HawaiiTribune-Herald.com)
  • April 16, 2006
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  • April 16, 2006
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  • April 17, 2006
    It's hula time; Ho'olaule'a kicks off week of celebration, competition (Source: HawaiiTribune-Herald.com)
  • April 18, 2006
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  • April 19, 2006
    Pa'u time in Hilo; Horses, riders bedecked in flowers, traditional finery for Merrie Monarch parade (Source: HawaiiTribune-Herald.com)
  • April 19, 2006
    It's hula time; Stadium readied for festival events (Source: HawaiiTribune-Herald.com)
  • April 19, 2006
    Scenes from the Merrie Monarch Festival: final rehearsals (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 19, 2006
    Merrie Monarch journal: from Hilo (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 19, 2006
    Hula's season (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 20, 2006
    Let the hula begin; Ho'ike night kicks off the competition (Source: HawaiiTribune-Herald.com)
  • April 20, 2006
    Merrie Monarch Hula Festival Begins (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • April 20, 2006
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  • April 20, 2006
    16 vie for honor as Miss Aloha Hula (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 20, 2006
    Merrie Monarch 2006: Miss Aloha Hula candidates, halau (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 20, 2006
    A Merrie Old Time: Dancers share a candid moment while preparing for the Merrie Monarch Festival (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 20, 2006
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  • April 20, 2006
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  • April 20, 2006
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  • April 20, 2006
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  • April 21, 2006
    Singular sensations; 16 Miss Aloha Hula contestants vie for top solo honor (Source: HawaiiTribune-Herald.com)
  • April 21, 2006
    Big Island Dancer Wins 2006 Miss Aloha Hula (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • April 21, 2006
    Dancers stoke year's fires; The Merrie Monarch has evolved into a far-reaching, focused effort (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 21, 2006
    More photos from the 43rd Merrie Monarch Festival; Miss Aloha Hula competition included 16 contestants who danced kahiko and auwana (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 21, 2006
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  • April 21, 2006
    Merrie Monarch: Connecting with a Japanese fan (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 21, 2006
    Big Island girl wins Miss Aloha Hula title (Source: KPUA.net)
  • April 21, 2006
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  • April 21, 2006
    Davis-Lim Named Miss Aloha Hula (Source: KGMB9.com)
  • April 22, 2006
    Love and Aloha: Miss Aloha Hula credits the spirit of the classic romance she danced (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 22, 2006
    Miss Aloha Hula finds 'the zone' (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 22, 2006
    Love and Aloha: Miss Aloha Hula credits the spirit of the classic romance she danced (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 22, 2006
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  • April 22, 2006
    Dance of the ancients; Hula kahiko performances dazzle crowd in East Hawaii (Source: HawaiiTribune-Herald.com)
  • April 22, 2006
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  • April 22, 2006
    Merrie Monarch Hula Festival Ends Saturday Night (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • April 22, 2006
    Too much hula? No way (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 23, 2006
    Big Island Halau Takes Top Merrie Monarch Title; Scoring Filled With Tie-Breakers (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • April 23, 2006
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  • April 23, 2006
    Big Island halau repeats as overall hula winner (Source: KPUA.net)
  • April 23, 2006
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  • April 23, 2006
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  • April 23, 2006
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  • April 23, 2006
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  • April 23, 2006
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  • April 23, 2006
    The Modern Way; Final night of competition wows the crowd in Hilo (Source: HawaiiTribune-Herald.com)
  • April 24, 2006
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  • April 24, 2006
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