The first Kamehameha Day, 1872.

BY AUTHORITY.

Tuesday, the 11th inst., the Commemoration Day of Kamehameha I., will be observed as a Public Holiday, and all Government Offices will be closed.

Ferd. W. Hutchison,
Minister of the Interior.

Interior Office, June 4, 1872

(Hawaiian Gazette, 6/5/1872, p. 2)

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Hawaiian Gazette, Volume VIII, Number 21, Page 2. June 5, 1872.

Kamehameha Day proclaimed, 1871.

BY AUTHORITY.

We, Kamehameha V., by the Grace of God, of the Hawaiian Islands, King, do hereby proclaim, that it is OUR will and pleasure that the Eleventh day of June of each year be hereafter observed as a Public Holiday in memory of OUR Grandfather and Predecessor, KAMEHAMEHA I., the founder of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Continue reading

Kukala ia ka la hoomanao no Kamehameha I, 1872.

MA KE KAUOHA.

Ma ka Lokomaikai o ke Akua, o Makou o Kamehameha V., ka Moi o ko Hawaii Pae Aina, ma keia, ke kukala aku nei o ko makou makemake a me ka oluolu, e malamaia ma keia hope aku ka La Umikumakahi o Iune, o kela a me keia makahiki i La Kulaia no ka hoomanao ana i ko Makou Kupunakane a me ko Makou Mua, Kamehameha I., ka mea nana i hookumu i ke Aupuni Hawaii. Continue reading

“Real Hilo weather” on Kamehameha Day 100 years ago! 1919.

HILO, DAMPENED BUT UNDETERRED HONORS FAME OF KAMEHAMEHA

Celebration at Mooheau Park Goes Ahead Full Swing in Spite of Showers and Threatening Skies.

LUAU IN PAVILION IS BIG ATTRACTION

Although rain fell this morning in Hilo, it did not put an end to the celebration of Kamehameha Day. Not so anybody would notice it, for the crowd turned up at Mooheau park to enjoy the baseball game between the road workers and the county employees, Continue reading

Kamehameha Day in Hilo Town 100 years ago, 1919.

Big Luau To Mark Day Of Kamehameha

Kamehameha Day will be celebrated in Hilo by a big luau which is to be given by the road workers of the county at Mooheau park on Wednesday. It is expected that 500 persons will sit down to the Hawaiian feast. The country side is being scoured for delicacies to place before the guests and it is freely predicted that the luau will be the best ever seen in Hilo. Continue reading

100 year anniversary of the death of Kamehameha I, 1919.

Leis Are Placed Before Statue of Kamehameha Great

Wreaths and leis were laid reverently at the foot of the statue of Kamehameha the Great yesterday morning in commemoration of the centenary anniversary of the death of the Napoleon of the Pacific which occurred at Kailua, Hawaii, May 8, 1819. A number of officers and members of the Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian Warriors placed the flowers before the statue in token of their deep regard for the memory of the greatest of all Hawaiians. Continue reading

100 years a hundred years ago! 1919.

FOUR HISTORIC FLOATS IN KAMEHAMEHA CENTENARY PARADES TO ILLUSTRATE CHIEF INCIDENTS IN LIFE

Members of Kamehameha Centenary Commission

Initial Exercises of Observance Will Commence Tomorrow Morning in Kawaiahao Church

KAMEHAMEHA CENTENARY PROGRAM

Sunday, June 8, 11 a. m.—Centenary services under auspices of Kamehameha lodge.

Tuesday, June 10, 7:30 p. m.—Centenary procession, Aala park to capitol via King street; tableau, music, Hawaiian hulas, at capitol after parade.

Wednesday, June 11, 9:30 a. m.—Centenary Kamehameha day procession, participated in by Hawaiian societies and individuals, Aala park to Kamehameha statue and capitol.

Wednesday, June 11, 8 p. m.—Historic Hawaiian pageant, floats, pa-u riders, etc., in Territorial fair grounds. Continue reading