May Day, Honokaa style, 1942.

[Found under: “Meahou O Na Kohala Ame Hamakua”]

At the Park of Honokaa High School in the morning of thr coming Friday, that being the 1st of May, called May Day and Lei Day, will be held a celebration of LEI DAY.

That man famous for his musical compositions who came to Hilo some years ago, named Don Blanding, is the one who pushed the idea of saying Lei Day along with May Day. His idea for this day was for everyone across the islands to wear a lei, for the reason that lei in Hawaii, lei symbolize—”ALOHA.” Continue reading

Sam Lia Kalainaina’s daughter weds, 1940.



Joined in the holy covenant of marriage were Miss Anna Keolaanalani Lia Kalainaina, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lia Kalainaina of Kukuihaele, Hamakua, with Emiliano Barroga, a Filipino youth, an Owner of some passenger buses between Kukuihaele, Honokaa, and based in Hilo, and he holds many shares in a Insurance group in Manila; by the Catholic Priest, Father Henry, at the Catholic Church of Honokaa, on August 31 at 6:00 P. M.

After the ceremony was over, married couple, the parents, and the crowd headed for Kukuihaele Hale, as the family and many friends of all ethnicities were waiting to welcome them with a great Banquet to honor the Young Couple. Continue reading