Official Proclamation of the first Kamehameha Day Holiday, 1872.

[Found under: “MA KE KAUOHA.”]

By the Blessings of God, We, Kamehameha V., the King of the Hawaiian Islands, through this, proclaim that it is our desire and pleasure that from here forth, the eleventh day of June, of every year will be a Holiday to memorialize Our Grandfather and Our Progenitor, Kamehameha I., the one who founded the Nation of Hawaii.

Given at Iolani Palace, by Our hand and Great Seal of Our Nation on this 22nd of December, 1872.

[Legal Seal] KAMEHAMEHA Rex.

(Au Okoa, 12/28/1871, p. 2)

Ma ka Lokomaikai o ke Akua...

Ke Au Okoa, Buke VII, Helu 37, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 28, 1871.

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