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King Kamehameha Day

King Kamehameha Day

June 11th is a cherished holiday in Hawaii, to annually celebrate the legacy of King Kamehameha I, the monarch who united the Hawaiian Islands under one rule in the late 18th century.

This day holds profound significance for the people of Hawaii, serving as a reminder of their rich cultural heritage and the enduring spirit of aloha. Central to the celebration is the spirit of unity and community pride. It is a time for people from all walks of life to come together and show the diversity and resilience of Hawaii’s multicultural society.

The festivities surrounding the Day are marked by vibrant parades, traditional ceremonies, and cultural events that pay homage to the legacy of the revered king. One of the most iconic traditions is the draping of lei on the majestic statues of King Kamehameha located on the islands. These floral garlands serve as a symbol of respect and admiration for the great ruler, whose leadership and wisdom continue to inspire generations of Hawaiians.

See King Kamehameha Day timeline – https://nationaltoday.com/king-kamehameha-day/

To learn more about the history of Hawaii visit our extensive History of Hawaii webpage.

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Denby Fawcett: New Book Reveals History Behind Each Of Oahu’s 60 Statues – https://www.civilbeat.org/2022/06/denby-fawcett-new-book-reveals-history-behind-each-of-oahus-60-statues/

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