Patriots celebrate La Hoihoi Ea in lands afar! 1862.

[For the Kuokoa.]

Hoihoi Ea Banquet

FOR THE HAWAIIAN NATION, ON THE 31st OF JULY, 1862.

The 31st of July is a day celebrated by the Hawaiian Nation because it is the day on which the sovereignty of the land was restored, from the year 1843 until this year in which it is remembered. Therefore, we, the natives of Hawaii who live in this strange land, because of our aloha for our land of birth, make this a day of remembrance and a day of prayer, setting aside our labors.

This is what was done on that day: Before that day, food was purchased, and in the morning of that day, the food was cooked first, and all the food was assembled on a table that was covered with the green foliage of the Puluki;¹ and when the conch was sounded, the fellow diners came and sat upon their own seats. Then L. H. Kapuaa stood and spoke of the nature of activities of the day; before the singing. This is one of the songs composed by the youths of the Snow Flurry [na keiki o ka Ehu Hau]. This is it below.

  1. Aloha i ka aina,
    I ke one hanau,
    O ke ao lewa he inoa,
    O ka Haku ka Moi,
    Na keiki kamaaina,
    Na pua ala mau,
    Ua hoihoi mai ka ea,
    Kau  hou ka Hae Hawaii.
    .
  2. Nolaila e na hoa,
    E ku a mele pu,
    Hauoli like kakou,
    Ma keia waoakua,
    Ua nui na la i hala,
    Aole kakou i hoomanao,
    Ua hoihoi mai ka ea,
    Kau hou ka Hae Hawaii.
    .
  3. O Thomas ka mama,
    Ma na ale o ke kai,
    A hiki ma Hawaii,
    Kuka me ka Moi,
    Me na Luna Aupuni,
    Holo ke kuikahi,
    Ua hoihoi mai ka ea,
    Kau hou ka Hae Hawaii.
    .
  4. Hoopauia o Lokeoki,
    Hoi nele aku ia,
    Ka moana Pakipika,
    Hauoli Hawaii,
    I ka la hope o Iulai,
    Ala ae kakou,
    Ua hoihoi mai ka ea,
    Kau hou ka Hae Hawaii.
    .
  5. E ala e na keiki,
    O ka Ehu Hau,
    Mele me ka hauoli,
    Hoonani ke Akua,
    Nana kokua mai,
    Ka ea o ka aina,
    Ua hoihoi mai ke ea,
    Kau hou ka Hae Hawaii.

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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.

More on Restoration Day, 1843.

“THE VICTORY OF WRONGDOERS IS BUT FOR A MOMENT.”

Who does not know the truth of this statement? He must read the Bible; it is there that he will see the truth in this statement. What of Pharaoh [Parao], the ruler of Egypt [Aigupita], the one who overburdened and oppressed the Israelites? Did he not die at once, along with all of his warriors in the Red Sea? And with his quick death in the Red Sea, what happened to Moses and his people? Did they not sing, exalt, rejoice, and praise God for his saving them from the hands of their enemy? Read Exodus [Pukaana] chapter 14 and chapter 15, and there it will be clarified.

[Considering this particular outcome, this was quite a boost for Christianity.]

(Nonanona, 8/8/1843, p. 27)

"O KA LANAKILA O KA POE HEWA, HE POKOLE IA."

Ka Nonanona, Buke 3, Pepa 6, Aoao 27. Augate 8, 1843.

Richard Thomas arrives today, 1843.

WARSHIP.

On the 26th of July, the British Warship named Dublin arrived. Read Admiral Thomas is the Captain. He is the commander-in-chief of the British Warships here in the Pacific Ocean.

When he received the document about Capt. Lord George Paulet, by way of the ship Victoria, and he heard clearly that the flag of Britain was raised at this archipelago, he quickly came to restore the kingdom to Kamehameha III. How wonderful indeed is his aloha for the king! and for the people as well.

(Nonanona, 8/8/1843, p. 25)

MOKU MANUWA.

Ka Nonanona, Buke 3, Pepa 6, Aoao 25. Augate 8, 1843.

Remember Restoration Day! 1896.

It would not be wrong of us to commemorate our La Hoihoi Ea, that being this coming Friday, the 53rd year from when George Paulet [Lo Keoki] trespassed upon Hawaii nei on February 25, 1843, and we were blessed once more by Admiral Thomas on that day the very same year. If we do indeed celebrate it, we should do it with decorum and peace.

(Makaainana, 7/27/1896, p. 4)

E hewa ole no ia kakou...

Ka Makaainana, Buke VI—-Ano Hou, Helu 4, Aoao 4. Iulai 27, 1896.

 

On Independence, 1893.

RESTORATION DAY.

It is Restoration Day, and the 50th year since the forceful seizure by Admiral Lord George Paulet [Lo Keoki], and this is the Jubilee of the Restoration of our Independence. The Hawaiians are commemorating this day with the death of pigs to remember their land and their Beautiful Hawaiian Flag fluttering proudly with great majesty.

[Perhaps the reference to the death of pigs is related to the Hawaiian pronunciation of “P. G.”]

(Hawaii Holomua, 7/31/1893, p. 2)

KA LA HOIHOI EA.

Hawaii Holomua, Buke III, Helu 272, Aoao 2. Iulai 31, 1893.

A protest by the United States of America, 1843.

TO HIS MAJ. KAMEHAMEHA III, KING OF THE SAND. ISLANDS.

In the name and on behalf of the people of the United States of America and their Government, which the undersigned has the honor to represent, and in order to explain clearly for the information of all concerned, is issued, A PROTEST.

Whereas a provisional cession of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands was made by His Majesty Kamehameha III., King, and Kekauluohi Premier thereof, unto the Honorable George Paulet, Commanding Her Britannic Majesty’s Ship Carysfort, (to wit) on the twenty fifth day of February, eighteen hundred and forty three;—and whereas, the United States’ interests and those of their citizens resident in the aforesaid Hawaiian Islands are deeply involved in a seizure of His Majesty’s Government under the circumstances; as well as in the act of the aforesaid King and Premier acceding thereto under protest or otherwise, to affect the interests before cited: Now therefore be it known, that I solemnly Protest against every act and measure in the premises; and do Declare that from, and after the date of said cession until the termination of the pending negotiations between His Majesty’s envoys and the Government of Her Britannic Majesty, I hold His Majesty Kamehameha III., and Captain Lord George Paulet answerable for any and every act, by which a citizen of the United States, resident as aforesaid, shall be restrained in his just and undisputed rights and privileges, or who may suffer inconvenience or losses, or be forced to submit to any additional charges on imports or other revenue matters, or exactions in regard to the administration of any municipal laws whatever, enacted by the “Commission” consisting of His Majesty, King Kamehameha III., or his Deputy of the aforesaid Islands, and the Right Hon. Lord George Paulet, Duncan Forbes Mackay, Esq., and Lieut. Frere, R. N.

Given under my hand, on board the U. S. Ship Constellation, at anchor off Honolulu, Oahu, this eleventh day of July, eighteen hundred and forty three.

LAWRENCE KEARNEY, Commander in Chief of the U. S. Naval Force in the E. Indies.

(Nonanona, 7/25/1843, p. 21)

TO HIS MAJ. KAMEHAMEHA III., KING OF THE SAND. ISLANDS.

Ka Nonanona, Buke 3, Pepa 5, Aoao 21. Iulai 25, 1843.