Konohi celebrated 120 years ago, 1897.

Konohi Celebration.

This past 2nd, that being Hoaka by the reckoning of Ka Makaainana of the year, and it is the second day of the new year of the Chinese; Walter Akana held a new year party on his father’s side at his home on Maunakea Street. There were many friends who in  attendance to celebrate with him, from those on his father’s side to those on his mother’s side. After a rest, there was a Hawaiian hula olapa program; there was much enjoyment, held peacefully until the late of the night.

(Makaainana, 2/8/1897, p. 5)

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Ka Makaainana, Buke VII—-Ano Hou, Helu 6, Aoao 5. Feberuari 8, 1897.

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Queen Liliuokalani at La Kuokoa celebration, 1896.

[Found under: “LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.”]

J. K. Kaulia, president-elect of the Hui Aloha Aina, entertained the delegates and other friends at his residence on Saturday. The Hawaiian flag was in evidence, and also hoisted on the new flag staff for the first time in recognition  of Independence. Queen Liliuokalani was present.

(Independent, 11/30/1896, p. 3)

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The Independent, Volume III, Number 444, Page 3. November 30, 1896.

Na olelo ponoi o Kalani Kalakaua ma kona la hanau, 1874.

“Aloha oukou:

Ua lawe mai au i keia la, oia hoi kuu la hanau, i la hoomaikai i ka Mea Mana, no na pomaikai o ko kakou ola kino a kokoke i ka puni o keia makahiki. A ano ka mea hoi, ke kokoke mai nei ka manawa o Ko’u holo ana aku i na aina e, e imi i ka pomaikai o na hana nui a ko kakou aupuni; ua puili ae au i keia wa, e hai aku i Ko’u aloha ia oukou e na makaainana.

Ke hele nei au e hooko aku i ka mea a ke kau Ahaolelo i hooholo iho nei.

He mea mau iloko o na moolelo kahiko o na aupuni a me ko keia wa no hoi, ke kaahele ana o na Aimoku iloko o kekahi mau aupuni e aku, e imi ana no i pomaikai lahui iho. Continue reading

Veterans Day in Hilo Town, 1940.

THE DAY THE WAR CAME TO AN END WILL BE COMMEMORATED

Monday, November 11, is the day that commemorates the end of the War. It will be remembered here in Hilo with a great parade, beginning at 9 a.m.

There will be two bands, the Hawaii County Band [Bana Kalana o Hawaii] and the navy band will join in the parade. So too will the American Legion [Legiona Amelika], the Women’s Legion [Legiona o na Wahine], the Boy and Girl Scouts [Puali Kiai o na Keikikane ame Kaikamahine], and some other organizations. Continue reading

Plant a tree! 1910 / 2016.

KA LA KANU LAAU!

This is the day to plant trees as proclaimed by the Governor last week. On this day, the school teachers across the Territory will take the trees set aside for their schools and plant them in designated places.

On this morning Dr. Hobdy will speak before the students of Punahou College at Pauahi Hall pertaining to this effort. During this time, Mrs. L. Moses will speak before the female students in Bishop Hall pertaining to caring for ones health. The new school will also follow on the same path, that being the College of Hawaii.

[Click here for the Arbor Day Hawaiʻi website to see what is going on in celebration of Lā Kanu Lāʻau this year!]

(Kuokoa Home Rula, 11/11/1910, p. 1)

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Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke VIII, Helu 45, Aoao 1. Novemaba 11, 1910.

Halloween at Kamehameha, 1943.

[Found under: “News From Boys, Girls Kamehameha School”]

HALLOWE’EN PRIZES

By Thomas See

Hallowe’en parties were held at the Kamehameha Schools on Saturday, October 30. Three different places were chosen as rooms for the parties. The high eleventh an senior boys along with the junior and senior girls occupied the common room of Lunalilo Hall. The low-eleventh and tenth grade boys held their party in Iolani Hall together with the ninth and tenth grade girls. The choral room in the basement of the auditorium was the scene of the junior division’s party consisting of the eight and ninth grade boys with the seventh and eighth grade girls.

Prizes for the handsomest, the funniest, and the most original boy were awarded. The girls also received prizes for the prettiest girl, the funniest, and the most original.

In Lunalilo Hall prizes were awarded to Milton Beamer, Earl Fernandez, Phillip Eagles, Dawn Anahu, Illona Wiebke, Barbara Kekauoha, and Gladys Goo. Milton received the first prize for the handsomest boy, and Dawn, the prized for the most beautiful girl. Earl and Illona were the funniest boy and girl at the party. The most original winners were Phillip, Barbara, and Gladys. Continue reading

La Hoihoi Ea, 1895.

RESTORATION DAY OF HAWAII.

The coming Wednesday, July 31, is the day that Admiral Thomas restored the glorious Flag of Hawaii nei, after he stripped these Hawaiian Islands and took them under his power on the 25th of February 1843.

And from the taking of the beautiful Flag of Hawaii until its return was five months and some days, and the glory of Hawaii was regained, for the beautiful, magnificent stripes of the Hawaiian Flag was seen once more.

This day is a sacred day in the hearts of all true Hawaiians, and they commemorate the day that the life returned to the loving communities of Hawaii nei.

And the proclamation proclaimed by the King, Kauikeaouli Kamehameha III was fulfilled, as he commanded all the devout from Hawaii to Kauai to kneel down and give glory to God Almighty for returning the beloved sovereignty to our homeland.

It is true that the supplication of the devout was heard, for the beautiful Flag of Hawaii nei was indeed restored by the Power of God, Jehovah.

Therefore, O Lahui, let us be happy and rejoice, for gaining this glorious day which established the foundation for a new step, that being the Independence of these Islands given by France, Britain, and America.

Now all true faithful ones should take some time on this awesome and sacred day as time to glorify God, Jehovah almighty for his true love for us.

(Oiaio, 8/2/1895, p. 4)

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Ka Oiaio, Buke VII, Helu 22, Aoao 4. Augate 2, 1895.