11 Jun 2016

Kamehameha I
Photo from en.wikipedia.org

History Of Kamehameha Day

The first King Kamehameha Day was celebrated on 11 Jun 1872.  Kamehameha V (Lot Kapuaiwa, King Kamehameha Iʻs grandson) instituted the celebration with fairs, carnivals, horse races and other celebrations.

Floral Parade On Oʻahu

The parade runs from ‘Iolani Palace, downtown Honolulu past Honolulu Harbor and the Prince Kūhiō Federal Building through Kaka’ako, Ala Moana and Waikīkī, ending at Kapi’olani Park.  The parade features floats decorated with native flowers and plants, royal pa’u riders representing the 8 major islands of Hawai’i and Molokini and marching bands, including the Royal Hawaiian Band (the oldest municipal band in the US).  After the parade at Kapi’olani Park there is a Ho’olaule’a (block party with food and music) and cultural exhibitions (arts and crafts, games, sports, and other events planned by the Bishop Museum).

©Apr 2018                       Honolulu County Coordinator Doreen Harunaga-Ewing