Thursday, June 11, 2015

Aloha and happy Kamehameha Day, a state holiday in Hawaii

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Traditional draping of King Kamehameha statue with lei, Hilo, Hawaii © 2015 All Hawaii News
Kamehameha Day, June 11, was established by royal decree on December 22, 1871 by King Kamehameha V as a national holiday. Kamehameha Day was created to honor the memory of Kamehameha, the king’s great grandfather, who united the Hawaiian Islands in 1810 and became Hawai‘i’s first king. Kamehamehafestival.org.