Pāʻū riding a hundred ten years ago and more, 1906.

PA-U PARADE ON MONDAY

The Riders Expect to Have a Very Big Turnout.

The Association of Pa-u Riders, otherwise known as the Hui Holopa-u Maile Alii, is making great preparations for its parade of Pa-u riders on Monday, June 11. This society formed by Mrs. Kaimana [Kainana] Puahi and others interested in the preservation of the old Hawaiian manner of horseback riding with the picturesque pa-u immediately following the floral parade of Washington’s birthday, of which parade the pa-u riders formed one of the most attractive features. The ladies have since devoted much time to practice, and to the making of appropriate dresses, and have been helped by the members of the Promotion Committee, by Manager Charles Crane of the Hawaiian Gazette Co. and by many others, to all of whom the members of the Hui Holopa-u Maile Alii wish to return their most sincere thanks.

OBSERVATIONS OF THE DAY.

The program for the day is most complete. At 6:30 in the morning, the members of the hui will meet at the Waikiki residence of Mrs. Puahi, at which time all will don the pa-u. At eight o’clock the line will begin to form, Sheriff A. M. Brown being the marshal of the parade. At 8:30 the procession will move to the Kapahulu road, thence to Beretania street, thence to Washington place. Continue reading

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Pāʻū riding for Kamehameha Day a hundred and ten years ago! 1906.

PA-U RIDERS HONOR DAY

Picturesque Cavalcade Revives Old-Time Custom.

The Hui Holopa-u Maile Alii have every reason to be satisfied with their first parade as a society, which occurred yesterday in celebration of Kamehameha Day.

The custom of pa-u riding is an old and kingly one and it was eminently fitting that the initial gathering of the club should take place on the anniversary of the birth of Hawaii’s greatest king.

About 30 riders gathered at the residence of Mrs. Kainana Puahi at Waikiki early yesterday morning. The costumes, which were uniform, consisted of yellow skirts, white waists, and straw hats encircled with ilima leis. Each rider wore a black ribbon as a sash, bearing the word “Kaonohiokala,” done in gold. The word means “the eye of the sun.” Continue reading

Hula at St. Antonio Hall, by Kainana Puahi 1907.

HAWAIIAN DANCING.

Following is the program for the Hawaiian dancing at St. Antonio Hall, Vineyard street, at 7:30 o’clock p. m. this evening under the auspices of Mrs. Puahi:

1.—Hula Olapa.

2.—Hula Ulili.

3.—Waltz.

4.—Hula Puili.

5.—Ku’i Molokai.

6.—Ku’i Maoli.

7.—Pa’i Umauma.

8.—Hula Ili.

9.—Waltz.

10.—Hula Olapa.

Tickets can be had at the door.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 2/22/1907, p. 5)

HAWAIIAN DANCING.

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XLV, Number 7657, Page 5. February 22, 1907.

Kalua Kahaleanu and her pāʻū riding group, Kahikinaakala i Haehae, 1906.

APPRECIATION.

I give my thanks to you, Mrs. Kalua Kahaleanu, for your establishing this Horse-Riding Group called Kahikinaakala i Haehae; I was elated to see in the Kuokoa that you became leader of that pa-u horse-riding group, so I accept you that you may carry on with delight and with no doubts; tied together securely, and it is I who will bind us together with appreciation.

Yours Truly,

MRS LIZZIE KAINANA PUAHI,

President of the Pa-u Riding Group Kaonohiokala.

Waikiki, July 23, 1906.

(Kuokoa, 8/3/1906, p. 4)

HE HOOMAIKAI.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLV, Helu 31, Aoao 4. Augate 3, 1906.

Kainana Puahi, 1906.

A GREAT PARADE AND AN OLD-TIME LUAU

Great preparations are being made for the pa-u parade on Kamehameha Day. The ladies who are to take part have been assured that Frank Andrade, who conducted the successful parade on Washington’s birthday, will give them his help, and will also ride in the procession. A feature of the day’s celebration will be the luau which is to follow the parade, and which will be a genuine old-fashioned Hawaiian feast, such as is seldom attempted here.

The following is a list of the officers of the Hui Holopa-u Maile Alii: Mrs. Kainana Puahi, president and manager; Mrs. S. Kamaiopili, vice-president; Mrs. Lilian Keaomalu, secretary; Mrs. Wahinekapu Kamahaku, assistant secretary; Mrs. J. H. S. Kaleo, treasurer; Mrs. H. Van Giesen, assistant treasurer; Mrs. Woolsey and Mrs. Mary Ann Maikai, assistant managers; Mrs. A. Maikai and Mrs. Johnson, standing committee; Mrs. Nakapaahu, special committee.

MRS. KAINANA PUAHI,

President Hui Holopa-u Maile Alii.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 6/8/1906, p. 5)

A GREAT PARADE AND AN OLD-TIME LUAU

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XLIII, Number 7436, Page 5. June 8, 1906.