BIRTHDAY OF THE KING COMMEMORATED.
On Friday last week, that being the 16th of this month, in the early morning of the day, the blue of the heavens was seen without being blemished by any clouds; and the day showed in full its joy and bright visage, as if saying: “This is the day that the Royal One Kalakaua was born.” At midday at perhaps 12 noon, A. Palekaluhi spread out a luau table filled with delicacies to satisfy one’s desires.
By the generosity of A. Palekaluhi, I was invited along with my friends of the Wai Iliahi Band to go there.
A. P. stood and spoke on the one whose day it was, and the Band played “God Save the King,” and there was a prayer, and then we indulged in the food until satiated, and the gathering was let out peacefully.
Frank L. Aka.
Waimea, Kauai, Nov. 19, 1877.
[Anyone know more about this Kauai band named Wai Iliahi?]
(Lahui Hawaii, 11/29/1877, p. 3)