E o, e Kalahoolewa! 1875.

The Birthday of the Crown Prince.

This coming Sunday, the 10th of January, is the birthday of the Prince W. P. Leleiohoku, and it will be the twentieth years of his life. He was born on the 10th of January, 1855, on the day of the funeral of King Kauikeaouli, Continue reading

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Celebration of the birthday of Queen Emma at the Queen’s Hospital, 1945.

Our Day

THE CALM SEAS OF KONA

KAHALA, Honolulu, January 5, 1945—The nurses and all the employees of The Queen’s Hospital gave a luau in the memory of the birthday of Queen Emma Kaleleonalani, on the grounds of the hospital. There were many people who were invited, and there were many who attended. We two [Evelyn Desha and Stephen Desha Jr.] were among the invited, and my companion [Mr. Desha] was invited to speak on the life of Queen Emma. There were many who entertained at that luau. Singing groups with their hula girls. Something that really made the two of us happy was our meeting and shaking hands with Admiral Nimitz, General Smith, and Governor Stainback. The ideas below are some that were spoken of by my friend on that afternoon.

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Eo, e Napelakapu! 1881.

[Found under: “NA NU HOU HAWAII.”]

On this day, Queen Kapiolani has made 46 years old, and they have been ruling this land for eight years. She has gone off from the royal court today, perhaps to enjoy the calm of Ehu [Kona, Hawaii], and we pray that her days are lengthened and their reign is blessed from here on.

(Ko Hawaii Paeaina, 12/31/1881, p. 2)

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Ko Hawaii Paeaina, Buke IV, Helu 53, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 31, 1881.

A fire to celebrate the birthday of Kamehameha V? 1868.

Commotion-Inciting Fire.—The fire bells of Honolulu rang out in the evening of this past Friday, and off went the firemen; come to find out, the fire was the work of Miss Bingham folk. The large fire that they set was purportedly to honor the birthday of the King. If this was done with good intentions, why were the members of the fire department not informed prior to this? We saw in the P. C. A. paper a clarification of their apology to the fire department; Continue reading

A mele for the birthday of Princess Victoria Kamehamalu Hae o Ku, 1864.

[Found under: “La hanau o ke Kama Alii Wahine”]

La Hanau.

1  No ka la hanau ke aloha,
La hanau o ke Alii,
Ke Kama o Hawaii nei,
Ka makua o ka lehulehu,
I keia la mua o Novemaba,
Ke ike nei kakou.

2  Ke ku nei no kakou,
Ma ka lai o Maunaihi,
Hoonani i ka la hanau,
La hanau o ke ‘Lii,
I keia la hoolai no,
Ua ike ko ka lani. Continue reading

Conclusion of Kamakau’s “Ancient matters…” 1845.

…standing. Then the Hawaiians said, “The haole said that there at Molea at Hamakua is kapu for marking fishes.” Then the Hawaiians shouted, it was as if the haole knew where the fishes were marked!

By S. M. Kamakau.

[Where would we be without Kamakau? Hauoli la hanau ia oe, e Manaiakalani!]

(Elele, 2/10/1846, pp. 180)

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Ka Elele Hawaii, Buke 1, Pepa 23, Aoao 180. Feberuari 10,  1846.

Kaiulani Elementary School celebrates the birthday of the Princess, 1899.

KAIULANI SCHOOL

Pupils Have a Holiday Next Monday.

Exercises This Evening In Honor of the Princess’s Birthday—Program for the Occasion.

Monday being the anniversary of the late Princess Kaiulani’s birthday, the pupils of the Princess Kaiulani school will be given a whole holiday.

Exercises will be held this evening in the large hall, but owing to the lack of seating accommodation no invitations have been sent out to parents or friends this year. The program is the work of the pupils entirely. They devoted a good portion of yesterday to obtaining ilima leis and maile to decorate the picture of the late Princess. Continue reading