Category Archives: Royal Family of Hawaii

News Regarding Her Royal Highness Princess Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa of Hawai’i. (VIDEOS)

TheRoyalCorrespondent HawaiiCOAOn the evening of April 6, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa of Hawai’i attended the 2013 Merrie Monarch hula competition held at the Edith Kanaka‘ole stadium in Hilo, Hawai’i.

During last night’s festivities the lovely princess “… donated $2,000 to each participating kumu hula, and $25,000 to the Merrie Monarch Festival and its president, Luana Kawelu…”  

Please click here for more information.  Or, you can watch and listen to the announcement  here (at the 7:30 mark).  Also, if you missed the 2013 Merrie Monarch Festival and would like to watch it please click here.   🙂

And, finally, if you are interested here is the 1989 documentary entitled, Kumu Hula: Keepers of Culture, that you might enjoy.

The 2013 Merrie Monarch Festival: A Yearly Event in Honor of and Dedicated to His Majesty the Late King Kalākaua of Hawai’i. (VIDEOS)

2013_large-1Well, it’s that time of year again!  It’s the 2013 Merrie Monarch Festival a yearly event which “…honors the legacy left by King David Kalākaua, who inspired the perpetuation of our traditions, native language and the arts.”  Yay!  So, yeah, every year I mention this fantastic event because, well, I can.   🙂 Moreover, it is truly a great event that everyone must see at least once in their lifetime.

With that being said, if you are interested watching the hula competitions via live stream on KFVE 5 please click here.  Live streaming of the 50th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival begins at 6PM Hawai’i time.  Or, you can watch yesterday’s event, Merrie Monarch Backstage, here.   🙂

Finally, if you are interested in learning more about the Merrie Monarch Festival please click here and here.

Poster courtesy of the Merriemonarch.com

Remembering HRH Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Pi’ikoi. (VIDEOS)

396px-Prince_Kuhio_as_a_young_adult-e1364270214403On March 26, 1871, HRH Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Pi’ikoi was born in Kōloa, Kaua’i, Hawai’i.  And, today throughout the Hawaiian Islands people have the day off and are celebrating the life of this amazing man.

So, yeah, Happy Prince Kūhiō Day!   🙂

Click here , herehere and here to learn more about the late prince.   🙂

Video from last year’s Prince Kūhiō Day celebrations on Kaua’i.

Celebrations at the Hulihe’e Palace last year.

Celebrating the late His Majesty King Kalākaua of Hawai’i’s Birthday at ‘Iolani Palace. (VIDEO)

On November 16, 1836, David Laʻamea Kamanakapuʻu Mahinulani Nalaiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalākaua was born, and in honor of the late king the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace and the Royal Guard of the Hawai’i Air National Guard celebrated his 176th birthday this past Friday.

Click here to view photos.

And, finally, here is an interesting video news report from Hawai’i’s news station, KITV News, regarding the late king.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hawai’i Celebrates Her Majesty Queen Liliʻuokalani’s Birthday. (VIDEOS)

On Sunday, September 2, 2012, the people throughout the Hawaiian Islands will celebrate the late Queen Liliʻuokalani’s birthday.  At ‘Iolani Palace there will be an ‘Onipa’a celebration presented by the “… Hawai’i Pono’i Coalition, the celebration opens with an Oli by kumu Kalani Akana followed by a hula performance as well as an ecumenical service honoring the Queen…”

For more information about the celebrations please visit the official website for the Hawai’i Pono’i Coalition here.  Or, please click here for additional information from Ōiwi TV.   🙂

And, finally, if you have never seen the fantastic documentary, Hawai’i’s Last Queen, well, here is your chance.  Click here to watch. 

Sources: Honolulu Star Advertiser and Hawai’i Pono’i Coalition