Lei Draping in Kohala, Hawaiʻi
June 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am
On June 11, the North Kohala Kamehameha Day Celebration will honor and celebrate King Kamehameha I, who united the Hawaiian Islands in 1795. The festivities will begin at 8 a.m. with a lei-draping ceremony, hula, history and music, at the original King Kamehameha I statue in Kapaau. A traditional pau (skirted horseback riders) parade, with horses and riders adorned in flowers, foliage, and colors to represent each of the Hawaiian Islands, will follow from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Visitors can also enjoy the hoolaulea (celebration), including entertainment, crafts and food from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kamehameha Park. For more information, visit www.kamehamehadaycelebration.org.
Photo courtesy of Cynthia Hoskins via Flickr.com.
For a full line-up of events and live streaming information, please visit www.hawaii.com/kamehamehaday!
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