Tomorrow is the beginning of the two-day celebrations to mark King Kamehameha Day in Hawai’i and this year’s theme is Wahine Holo Lio. For those who are unaware of about the history of this awesome day here is a short history lesson for you: King Kamehameha Day was proclaimed in 1871 by King Kamehameha V, to… Read More King Kamehameha Day: Two-Day Celebrations Throughout the Islands of Hawai’i
On April 13, 2011, writer Deborah O. Melvin wrote a nice article for the Big Island Weekly newspaper entitled,”The Shattered Vase, A Hula Drama”, about the late H.R.H. Princess Ka’iulani of Hawai’i and the new hula dance, The Shattered Vase by Kumu Paul Neves. According to Ms. Melvin the new hula by Mr. Neves, “…focuses on the… Read More A Lovely Article About the Late H.R.H. Princess Ka’iulani of Hawai’i
On Thursday April 28, 2011, KHON2 (a news station in Hawai’i) ran a video story about the 1856 royal wedding between King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma of Hawai’i. There is also an accompanying article, which I found incredibly interesting, so I thought I would share this information with you all. Here is a snippet from… Read More Remembering the 1856 Royal Wedding Between H.M. King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma of Hawai’i
Well, after years of restoration and hunting down valuable personal items from the Hawaiian monarchy the Gold (Music) Room at I’olani Palace is finally done. The public will be able to have their chance to view some amazing pieces within the Gold Room starting today on April 18, 2011. KITV news has a report… Read More The Gold (Music) Room at I’olani Palace in Hawai’i is Finally Restored and Now Open to the Public!
For those of you who live in Hawai’i or plan on visiting the Big Island of Hawai’i (specifically Hilo) I just wanted to remind you that the Merrie Monarch Festival will take place on April 24-30, 2011. The festival “… honors the legacy left by King David Kalākaua, who inspired the perpetuation of our traditions, native… Read More The Merrie Monarch Festival 2011: A Yearly Event in Honor of and Dedicated to His Majesty King Kalākaua of Hawai’i
On March 31, 2011, at the Royal Mausoleum of Hawai’i in Honolulu, Hawai’i members of the Princess Ka’iulani Project as well as international researchers and well-known scholars will hold a tribute and remembrance ceremony for the late Princess of Hawai’i starting at 6pm Hawai’i time. Various bands will play including Hamish Douglas Burgess of the… Read More Remembering Princess Ka’iulani at the Royal Mausoleum of Hawaii
Here is an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal newspaper, published on February 19, 2011, that I believe many may enjoy reading regarding the Hawaiian royal family and valuable artifacts. Here is a snippet: Abigail Kawananakoa has been on a decades-long treasure hunt—a bid to recover silverware, lamps, rare furniture and other assorted objects… Read More A Hawaiian Scavenger Hunt: A Princess Seeks Palace Treasures
On November 16, 2010 I’olani Palace had a royal birthday to celebrate. His Majesty King Kalakaua’s birthday that is. The royal guards marched in front of his amazing palace, centered in downtown Honolulu, as Prince David Kawananakoa and Princess Regina Kawananakoa looked on from the palace balcony. Even though the Hawaiian monarchy ceased to exist… Read More Celebration of HM King Kalakaua’s birthday at I’olani Palace