Another example of “Hilo Aihue”, 1912.

Calendar for 1912

FOR THREE MONTHS IN THE HAWAIIAN RECKONING

January February March
HAWAII—Kaelo HAWAII—Kaulua HAWAII—Nana
MAUI—Ikuwa MAUI—Makalii MAUI—Hinaiaeleele
OAHU—Hilina OAHU—Ikiiki OAHU—Kaaona
KAUAI—Ikiiki KAUAI—Kaelo KAUAI—Hinaiaeleele
DAY WEEK NAME OF THE NIGHT DAY WEEK NAME OF THE NIGHT DAY WEEK NAME OF THE NIGHT
1 Monday Hua 1 Thursday Akua 1 Friday Hua
2 Tuesday Akua 2 Friday Hoku* 2 Saturday Akua
3 Wednesday Hoku 3 Saturday Mahealani* 3 Sunday Hoku*
4 Thursday Mahealani 4 Sunday Kulu 4 Monday Mahealani*
5 Friday Kulu 5 Monday Laaukukahi 5 Tuesday Kulu
6 Satuday Laaukukahi 6 Tuesday Laaukulua 6 Wednesday Laaukukahi
7 Sunday Laaukulua 7 Wednesday Laaupau 7 Thursday Laaukulua
8 Monday Laaupau 8 Thursday Olekukahi 8 Friday Laaupau
9 Tuesday Olekukahi 9 Friday Olekulua 9 Satuday Olekukahi
10 Wednesday Olekulua 10 Satuday Olepau 10 Sunday Olekulua
11 Thursday Olepau 11 Sunday Kaloakukahi 11 Monday Olepau
12 Friday Kaloakukahi 12 Monday Kaloakulua 12 Tuesday Kaloakukahi
13 Satuday Kaloakulua 13 Tuesday Kaloapau 13 Wednesday Kaloakulua
14 Sunday Kaloapau 14 Wednesday Kane 14 Thursday Kaloapau
15 Monday Kane 15 Thursday Lono 15 Friday Kane
16 Tuesday Lono 16 Friday Mauli 16 Satuday Lono
17 Wednesday Mauli 17 Satuday Muku Hilo† 17 Sunday Mauli
18 Thursday Muku 18 Sunday Hilo 18 Monday Muku
19 Friday Hilo 19 Monday Hoaka 19 Tuesday Hilo
20 Satuday Hoaka 20 Tuesday Kukahi 20 Wednesday Hoaka
21 Sunday Kukahi 21 Wednesday Kulua 21 Thursday Kukahi
22 Monday Kulua 22 Thursday Kukolu 22 Friday Kulua
23 Tuesday Kukolu 23 Friday Kupau 23 Satuday Kukolu
24 Wednesday Kupau 24 Satuday Olekukahi 24 Sunday Kupau
25 Thursday Olekukahi 25 Sunday Olekulua 25 Monday Olekukahi
26 Friday Olekulua 26 Monday Olekukolu 26 Tuesday Olekulua
27 Satuday Olekukolu 27 Tuesday Olepau 27 Wednesday Olekukolu
28 Sunday Olepau 28 Wednesday Huna 28 Thursday Olepau
29 Monday Huna 29 Thursday Mohalu 29 Friday Huna
30 Tuesday Mohalu 30 Saturday Mohalu
31 Wednesday Hua 31 Sunday Hua

* Full Moon.  †New Moon; because of the short day, Hilo-aihue is the moon.

(Au Hou, 1/24/1912, p. 1)

Alemanaka no 1912

Ke Au Hou, Buke 3, Helu 3, Aoao 1. Ianuari 24, 1912.

More on traditional calendars, 1906.

Calendar for 1906

Offered from KA NA’I AUPUNI.

MARCH

Name of Month of Hawaii [Island]—Nana.
” ” Maui—Hinaiaeleele.
” ” Oahu—Kaaona.
” ” Kauai—Hinaiaeleele.

Day of the Month DAY OF THE WEEK NIGHT BY HAWAIIAN COUNT
1 Poaha [Thurs] Olekukahi
2 Poalima [Fri] Olekulua
3 Poaono [Sat] Olekukolu
4 Sabati [Sabbath] Olepau
5 Poakahi [Mon] Huna
6 Poalua [Tues] Mohalu
7 Poakolu [Wed] Hua
8 Poaha Akua
9 Poalima Hoku
10 Poaono Mahealani¹
11 Sabt. Kulu
12 Poakahi Laaukukahi
13 Poalua Laaukulua
14 Poakolu Laaupau
15 Poaha Olekukahi
16 Poalima Olekulua
17 Poaono Olekupau
18 Sabt. Kaloakukahi
19 Poakahi Kaloakulua
20 Poalua Kaloapau
21 Poakolu Kane
22 Poaha Lono
23 Poalima Mauli
Muku²
24 Poaono Hilo³
25 Sabt. Hoaka
26 Poakahi Kukahi
27 Poalua Kulua
28 Poakolu Kukolu
29 Poaha Kupau
30 Poalima Olekukahi
31 Poaono Olekulua

1. Mahealani—Full moon by Hawaiian count, and same as the Haole count.

2. Muku—There is no moon; its moon is taken by Hilo, and that is why it is called “Hilo Aihue” [Thieving Hilo]. Therefore, Muku enters or is lost into the night of Hilo, and it can be said that the night of the 24th, is the night of Saturday, and is a night of “Muku” as well as “Hilo.”

3. Hilo—This is the night of the New Moon, that being Hilo: however, it might be only seen for a bit, being that this moon, Hilo, appears at 1:24 and 9 seconds in the afternoon. (This is the time of the mahina hou (new moon) according to the haole). The sun will set at 6:04 and 2 seconds. At 11:47  that night, the moon will set.

Clarification—This explanation will be changed every month.

[I recently ran across this term “Hilo Aihue” once again after not seeing it for a number of years. The earliest i have seen it used is by a man commonly known as J. L. Kukahi. He actually gives his name as being Joseph Liwai Kawohikukahi, and his explanation of “Hilo Aihue” appears in an ongoing argument with D. M. Punini, Jr. (David M. Punini, Jr.) over the traditional Hawaiian calendar. See Makaainana, 4/22/1895, p. 3.]

(Na’i Aupuni, 3/26/1906, p. 3)

Alemanaka no 1906

Ka Na’i Aupuni, Buke I, Helu 102, Aoao 3. Maraki 26, 1906.