He aha ia mea ka holomua? 1930.

KE AU KAHIKO O HAWAII NEI A ME KEIA AU HOU E NEE NEI

(Kakauia e George Pooloa)

Ke huli aku a hookuku ae i ke au i hala a me keia au e maalo nei e like me kona hou pela no e hou ai na mea apau; ua lohi ke ano o ka noho’na, ua nalo na pupupu hale pili mauu Hawaii, ua nalo na palau moena, nalo ke kuku kapa ana a nalo na mea apau o ke au i ko kaua mau kupuna a nalo pu me na laau a me ka lapaau ana i na maʻi.

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Hoopailua? 1862.

[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]

Theater.—We went to watch the singing of the Hawaiian youths on this past Saturday night at the Theater, and we have nothing to complain about them; however, it was the Hawaiian Hula that made us truly sick. Continue reading

The beginnings of the Merrie Monarch Festival, 1964.

Hilo Plans Gay Events For Kalakaua Festival

By WALT SOUTHWARD
Advertiser Staff Writer

HILO — A parade, with Duke Kahanamoku as grand marshal.

A relay race, with boys using fresh mullet as batons.

A beard contest, with some 50 entrants expected.

A bicycle race, from Kohala to Hilo.

A town, done over in the era of Hawaii’s “Merry Monarch,” King Kalakaua.

These are just a few of the things being set up as Hilo goes into the final weeks of preparation for its “Merry Monarch Festival,” scheduled to take place here from April 1 to 4. Continue reading