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Prince Kuhio Commemoration Parade March 22nd in Waikiki
Posted by Unknown | Saturday, March 22, 2014

If you are in Waikiki today, come down to Kalakaua Avenue to honor Price Kuhio!   The event will start at 10:00 a.m. and go until 12:30 p.m. and have over 800 marchers, 35 vehicles, 2 floats, and 2 walking bands.  It will begin at Kalakaua Avenue and Saratoga Road, and end at the Waikiki Shell parking lot, by the Kapiolani Bandstand at Kapiolani Park, across from the Honolulu Zoo.

If you are staying at our vacation rental units in the Royal Kuhio, the Royal Moana, the Waikiki Park Heights, or many others, then you are just about a block away.  A good spot to watch from is in front of the Duke Kahanamoku statue on Kalakaua Avenue.

The annual Commemoration parade honors the accomplishments of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole (1871–1922) who was born a prince and later went on to become a politician in the Territory of Hawaii.  He later was a delegate to the United States Congress, and as such is the first native Hawaiian and only person ever elected to that body who was born a royal.

courtesy of Hawaii Visitors Bureau
He attended the exclusive private Royal School and Punahou School and at the Royal Agricultural College in England before graduating from a business school in England.  He was described as being an excellent marksman and athlete at sports such as football and bicycling.
photo courtesy of Hawaii Music Festivals

This parade honors the dedication and commitment of a multitude of individuals and organizations who work year-round to practice and to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and who enhance the welfare and well-being of the Native Hawaiian community. The 2014 theme is “E Papapae pū ana kākou, I ka nalu ho‘okahi e he‘e ai” We will surf together, On one wave well Shall ride.

courtesy of Hawaii Music Festivals

Rare Hawaiian flags of the Hawaiian Kingdom will be featured as will marchers in native Hawaiian cloaks and leis typical of the era of his lifetime.  This is another great free family friendly event for the whole family and is Co-Sponsored by the City & County of Honolulu and the Hawaii Tourism Authority.  Enjoy!

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