The first of two days of services took place Tuesday night to remember the late Kumu Hula Aloha Dalire.
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Dalire died Aug. 6 at her home.
She took her halau to the Merry Monarch Festival for many years and was the festival's very first Miss Aloha Hula.
Dalire shared the importance of hula in her life with KITV4 at one competition.
"It's a part of me. It's everything I do. It's everything I see. It's everything I feel and actually Hula is my soul," said Dalire. "Hula is my soul and it's me, my essence, and I don't know if I will every be able to walk away from it."
Dalire never gave it up. Just weeks before her death she brought her halau to the Queen Lili'uokalani Keiki Hula competition where she saw her granddaughter compete as a soloist.
The wake took place Tuesday at the Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.
The viewing will take place Wednesday from 10 a.m. followed by a celebration of life from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
On Saturday at 6 p.m. KITV will broadcast "The Light in the Lady's Eyes." It is a documentary of Aloha Dalire and her legacy of hula.