Mother’s Day observed in Hawaii nei, 1914.


This past Sunday a great number of makaainana of Honolulu nei observed the day for mothers, and everywhere was seen the symbol showing their united mind to make this a day of commemoration.

Just a few years ago, Honolulu’s people became accustomed to celebrating mother’s day, whereas it was for years that some places in the world commemorated this day, and along with the flow of time, it has become known all over the world, and on that Sunday, all the enlightened lands of the world join together in celebrating the day.

Within a great many churches, homes, and places frequented by crowds, white carnations [ponimoi] were seen, along with other white blossoms, showing the joint idea of everyone that this is a day for mothers.

It was as if it was upon pulpits of churches that were given sermons about mothers; and whether they passed on to the next world, or they are still living, there is one important thing, that their children all remember their mothers.

(Kuokoa, 5/15/1914, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LII, Helu 20, Aoao 2. Mei 15, 1914.

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