Carnivals Bring Communities Together!

It’s just what carnivals do. People think they’re just for kids but it’s much more than that. For Honolulu, the annual Punahou Carnival, put together by Punahou High School, is probably one of Honolulu’s best examples of bringing the community together.

Carnivals are a place for people who share a common interest and/or common goals to congregate! In Punahou’s case, people come together for a common cause (to raise money for the school), they come together to enjoy the food and have fun with friends and family, and many people get to see friends and neighbors they haven’t seen for a very long time.

So, people of like minds and like interests gather at carnivals — for a variety of reasons. In addition to traditional carnivals, there are blog carnivals for just about every topic! If CNN and MSNBC have not met your thirst for political news, even the political bloggers have Carnivals!

I recently joined I’m a Pundit Too at for their political carnival with one of my posts. I have said before, and will say again here, that the blogosphere is one of the best places to get the news. I appreciate unfiltered news about things but I would also like to have it unclipped! I want the whole news! Bloggers keep going about their topics until they’re done making their point and sharing all of the important details! They don’t have to worry about commercials breaks and all that nonsense!

I’m asking for it with the political gang, I know that, but I really think it’s fascinating to see what you get from some of the posts submitted. Wide open politics! Here’s the most recent carnival where you will see that I’m a Pundit Too is not narrow-minded about things and I appreciate that. As a result, we get a huge array of different topics about American politics and the stance over laws and controversial topics. It’s certainly a slice of American life we don’t get elsewhere — not all at once anyway! 🙂

I appreciate the candor of the host of this political carnival and I appreciate the wide open nature. Politics. Period. Cool! It kind of reminds me of a carnival of posts all about Hawaii — regardless of topic. It’s just anything about Hawaii. You guys knew I was going to get to that didn’t you?!?


The Carnival of Aloha‘s deadline for submissions is next week Wednesday, May 28th! If you’re a blogger in Hawaii, send in your favorite post. If you have visited Hawaii and shared your visit on your blog, submit your story! If you’re a veteran of the Carnival of Aloha, don’t forget to send in your post!

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  • 1 HawaiiVacationGifts // May 24, 2008 at 3:31 am

    Mahalo for the reminder! I look forward to your next mode of transportation for the carnival:)

  • 2 Evelyn // May 24, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Hi HVG, You’re so funny! I can’t wait to see all the fun, or serious, stuff that comes in! 🙂

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