Portuguese holiday, 1897.

[Found under: “NU HOU HAWAII”]

The first of this month [December] was a “Kiulaia” [Holiday] for the Portuguese, that being the day commemorating the recognition of their independence from Spain. From 9 o’clock in the morning, a great mass was held in the Catholic church Malieokamalu.[Maliaokamalu / Our Lady of Peace].

[Kiulaia seems to be interchangeable with Kulaia, but for some reason, Kiulaia is often found in quotes as seen in this article.]

(Kuokoa, 12/3/1897, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVI, Helu 49, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 3, 1897.