Ka La Hoihoi Ea, 1844.

The Royal Anniversary Feast. The feast was on the 31st of July; this was the day that the nation was restored in the year 1843. It will not be over in a single day, as per what is heard. The king’s new pili-thatched house [Haleuluhe] was built in Beritania, upland of Honolulu; it was the old church that was demolished, and it was newly built there. Maybe 800 [elua lau] people would not fill it.

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Kamehameha Day, a Hundred Years Ago, 1922.

The Day of the Nation Conqueror, Kamehameha I.

This coming Sunday, the 11th of June, is Kamehameha Day. This day is regularly celebrated as the birthday of the Nation Conqueror Kamehameha I here in Hawaii. And this regular celebration is what we will do this year.

It is a usual thing for all the Hawaiian associations to hold a memorial service for the one for whom this important holiday is, on the Sunday preceding the 11th of June. But this year that day falls on a Sunday, so it is appropriate that the memorial activities be carried out with sincerity and maturity by us this year.

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Memorial Day, 1908

[Found under: “Nuhou Kuloko”]

Don’t forget to get ready while you can with decorations for the coming Memorial Day; your needs can be satisfied at Hawaiian Nursery, at 1812 Punchbowl Street.

(Kuokoa, 5/15/1908, p. 5)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLIII, Helu 20, Aoao 5. Mei 15, 1908.
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Birthday of Kamehameha III.

[Found under: “NU HOU HAWAII.”]

The birthday of Kamehameha III was celebrated here in Honolulu on this past March 17 as a holiday in this manner: The doors of all the government offices were closed; there were shots at 12 o’clock at the battery of Kakaako; and there was a shooting competition by the King’s Own, the Prince’s Own, and the Mamalahoa Guards at Auwaiolimu.

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 3/20/1886, p. 2)

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke IX, Helu 12, Aoao 2. Maraki 20, 1886.

Rally ’Round the Flag, Boys, 1871.

For La Kuokoa.

Melody.—Rally round the flag, Happy Hours, p. [162].

1 Rally ’round the flag, boys,
Rally ’round the flag;
On this Independence Day, rejoice;
Join together, from the green valleys,
And, from the plains;
On this Independence Day, rejoice.

Cho.—Hawaii forever,
Hurrah boys, hurrah;—
The rebels run,
Long live the King,
And, rally ’round the flag, boys
Rally ’round the flag;
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Remembering, 1909.

PARADE COMMEMORATED ON MEMORIAL DAY

Because Memorial Day [ka la Lu Pua] fell on this Sunday, therefore the parade was postponed until the following Monday; there were not that many people who went to watch the events of the day.

If this Monday was the actual Memorial Day, then there would have been a lot of spectators; such as by strewing flowers on graves and then return and watch the parade as they marched up for Maemae Cemetery. Continue reading