Solomon Kala Kaunamano reports on the La Kuokoa celebration held in North Kohala, 1893.

LA KUOKOA COMMEMORATION.
The Jubilee of Hawaii Nei was Held at North Kohala, Hawaii.

Mr. Editor:

Because of the unity of the patriots of the District here of North Kohala, they carried out the honor of commemorating this day, under the leadership of S. L. Kealohaokalani, the Chairman of the Hawaiian Patriotic League of North Kohala [Hui Hawaii Aloha Aina o Kohala Akau], as a result of they selected a Committee of five members. And it was that Committee which thought of the program of events for the day, and who thought of the things that would give sustenance to the people, under the skilled direction of Mrs. M. K. Stillman [Mary Kaulalani Stillman], the Chairman of the Committee. All the activities of the day were carried out at Hinakahua, Kapaau. Continue reading

Independence Day, 1893.

La Kuokoa Song.

E Hawaii e, E Hawaii e
E Hui hauoli pu kakou
Ma keia La nui kamahao
La Kuokoa nou e ka Lahui.

Hui:

La Kuokoa nou e Hawaii
La hauoli no ka Lahui
E ka I, e ka Mahi, me ka Palena
Hui hauoli nui ae kakou.

E Hawaii e, E Hawaii e
Nou keia la me ka ilihia
Na kualono ou e hooho mai
Na kula uli e hauoli pu.

E Hawaii e, E Hawaii e
E Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono
Na na Mana Lani e kakoo mai
I kou Kuokoa a mau loa.

Haku ia e

S. K. Kaunamano.

Makapala, Hamakua, Dekemaba 18, 1893.

[Independence Day Song

O Hawaii, O Hawaii
Let us unite in happiness
On this great wonderful day
Independence Day for you, O Lahui.

Chorus:

Your Independence Day, O Hawaii
Joyous day for the Lahui
O I, O Mahi, and Palena
Let us unite in happiness.

O Hawaii, O Hawaii
This is your day, with reverence
May your mountain ridges cheer
May your verdant fields share in the gaiety.

O Hawaii, O Hawaii
May the Sovereignty of the Land be Forever in Righteousness
May the Heavenly Powers lend support
To your Independence for all times.

Composed by S. K. Kaunamano

Makapala, Hamakua, December 18, 1893.]

(Hawaii Holomua, 12/23/1893, p. 1)

La Kuokoa Song.

Hawaii Holomua, Buke I, Helu 14, Aoao 1. Dekemaba 23, 1893.