100 years a hundred years ago! 1919.

FOUR HISTORIC FLOATS IN KAMEHAMEHA CENTENARY PARADES TO ILLUSTRATE CHIEF INCIDENTS IN LIFE

Members of Kamehameha Centenary Commission

Initial Exercises of Observance Will Commence Tomorrow Morning in Kawaiahao Church

KAMEHAMEHA CENTENARY PROGRAM

Sunday, June 8, 11 a. m.—Centenary services under auspices of Kamehameha lodge.

Tuesday, June 10, 7:30 p. m.—Centenary procession, Aala park to capitol via King street; tableau, music, Hawaiian hulas, at capitol after parade.

Wednesday, June 11, 9:30 a. m.—Centenary Kamehameha day procession, participated in by Hawaiian societies and individuals, Aala park to Kamehameha statue and capitol.

Wednesday, June 11, 8 p. m.—Historic Hawaiian pageant, floats, pa-u riders, etc., in Territorial fair grounds. Continue reading

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Kamehameha Day preparations, 1919.

COMMISSION WILL  MEET TODAY TO PLAN CENTENARY

Definite Steps To Arrange Kamehameha Day Program Are Expected To Be Taken

Plans for the most elaborate Hawaiian celebration of Kamehameha Day, June 11, will be launched this morning at 9 o’clock at a meeting of the Kamehameha Centenary Commission, recently appointed by Governor McCarthy, to be held in the office of the Henry Waterhouse Trust Company. Continue reading

Scenes from the Kamehameha Day celebration, 1919.

The picture [on the top] shows the various Hawaiian Societies seated on the Palace Grounds and listening to the speeches of the famous deeds of Kamehameha in his lifetime, and also the songs prepared for the day. The parade of the morning was one of the most beautiful parades seen. The small pictures below show parts of the parade; on the far left is Mrs. Alice Kamokila Macfarlane, the head of the Daughters of Hawaiian Warriors [Ahahui o na Kaikamahine a na Pukaua], along with some of the members. In the middle are the guards of Kamehameha armed with their spears, and on the far right is a picture showing the scene called “Mamalahoa Kanawai.”

[Don’t forget to turn out for or tune into the Kamehameha Parade of 2014!]

(Kuokoa, 6/13/1919, p. 1)

O keia kii he hiona...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 24, Aoao 1. Iune 13, 1919.