King Kamehameha Day

Today, June 11th, is King Kamehameha day.  On the Big Island of Hawai’i (Moku o Keawe), in Hilo city, a celebration was held at Moku Ola (Coconut Island), where it is held every year.  Although, celebrations are held on all the islands, Hilo is closest to us.  A pictorial presentation of the event.

King Kamehameha

It is a family day with food, Hula, and music.

A short video of the announcements

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Tommy "Kahikina" Ching

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Tommy “Kahikina” Ching, aka “The Polynesian Pirate”, was there as assistant master of ceremonies along with a host of musicians.

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HULA

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Face Painting

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There were activities for the Keiki (Children) such as face painting

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Moku Ola

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The Festivities took place at Moku Ola, also know as Coconut Island.  Located off of Banyan drive near the Nani Loa and Hilo Bay hotel.

There is a walkway bridge that stretches to the island from Queen Lili’uokalani Park

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Hawaiian Curing Medicine

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Traditional Hawaiian Medical Doctors speak of native plants that help with all sorts of ailments like diabetes, arthritis, sunburn along with therapeutic massage.

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Healing Plants

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A sample of natural healing plants

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Traditional Hawaiian Music

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Entertainment

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Falsetto Singers

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Royal Order of Kamehameha

Click on the pictures above and below to learn more about this organization.

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The Procession

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Celebration

Ceremony

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Hawaiian Weapons

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Warriors Weapons

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Gifts

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Vendors

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Grinds

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Food

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Moku Ola Island

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What’s For Dinner?

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Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna with Wok Charred Vegetable and Kimchee Rice

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5 Responses to “King Kamehameha Day”

  1. -S- Says:

    I really, really miss life in Hawaii, and Hawaii itself.

    Thanks for this post and all the links, it — post — was refreshing of the very finest sort to read and spend time with.

  2. Spinny Liberal Says:

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    • Kini Says:

      It is a slower pace of life, laced with smiles and waves from people you don’t even know. The stress level is low and the self determination is high. The beauty is something to behold and days are always cherished. It is a genuine healing place. Not without its realities, but it is what you make of it. 😆

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