Calendar for 1906
Offered from KA NA’I AUPUNI.
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. 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)