Today, June 11, Hawai’i observes King Kamehameha Day, which honors Kamehameha the Great, the monarch who first established the unified Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. While he was king, Hawaii was one of the centers of the fur and sandalwood (‘iliahi) trade, pineapples were brought to Hawaii from Spain in 1813 and coffee was first planted in 1818, a year before he died. Kamehameha Day, June 11, was first proclaimed by Kamehameha V on December 22, 1871 as a day to honor his grandfather, Kamehameha I. Kamehameha Day was one of the first holidays proclaimed by the Governor of Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiʻi State Legislature when Hawaiʻi became a state in 1959.
King Kamehameha Day Events On Oahu
The annual King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping Ceremony, Friday, June 12, at 3 p.m.
The 99th Annual King Kamehameha Floral Parade, June 13, at 9 a.m. The parade will start at the corner of King and Richards streets and proceed down King Street, via Punchbowl Street, Ala Moana Boulevard, Kalakaua Avenue, Monsarrat Avenue and will end at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki.
King Kamehameha Ho‘olaule‘a, Kapiolani Park, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m
42nd Annual King Kamehameha Hula Competition, Neal Blaisdell Center Arena, June 20, 2015, 1pm
This international hula competition includes both traditional and contemporary hula styles, featuring male groups, female groups, individual chanters, and Kupuna Wahine (senior women) groups.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
We at The Ultimate Fundraiser always appreciate your consideration and look forward to hear from you! We always love to hear your thoughts on our articles, so please leave us a comment below, take a look at our other Blogs & visit our Website.
The Ultimate Fundraiser
Your BEST Fundraising Option!!!
We Take The Headache Out Of Fundraising!!!
Facebook: The Ultimate Fundraiser
PAY IT FORWARD!!!