The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs announced today the events connected with the celebration of Prince Kūhiō Day on March 26. The month long series of events culminates in the Prince Kūhiō Day Parade in Waikīkī. Sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, as well as other funders including the Kamehameha Schools and the Dept of Hawaiian Home Lands, these events promise opportunities to explore and celebrate the many facets of the Hawaiian culture.
Prince Kuhio Legacy Competition
Enter Now! Deadline March 16th, 2011
For Grades K – 12 Only
The competition is open to all island youth, ages 5-18. Entries must be submitted to the Contest Committee no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. The entry form must accompany all entries when submitted.
Purpose of the Competition
The purpose of the Prince Kuhio Legacy Competition is to encourage our island `opio to learn about and celebrate the life and contributions of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana`ole. Known as the “Citizen Prince”, Ke Ali`i Maka`ainana was the driving force behind the passage of the Hawaiian Homestead Act and founder of the Hawaiian Civic Clubs. This competition offers an opportunity for our children to share with us in the recognition and celebration of Kuhio’s legacy.
March 5, 2011
Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Room
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
March 12, 2011
Native Hawaiian Health Festival
Hawaii Maoli, Kapolei
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A blending of health and culture, the Native Hawaiian Health Festival brings together agencies and organizations to share information related to Native Hawaiian Health. Featured activities will include demonstrations on exercises; indigenous healthy foods; traditional healing practices; and wonderful cultural demonstrations. Hawaiian music and hula round out the day’s events. An enriching cultural experience, this event takes place in the backyard of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands in Kapolei. Free event. For information, call Kealii Lum at 291-5038.
March 17, 2011
Prince Kūhiō Choral Concert
Hawaiian a capella singing is rare. Thus, the Prince Kūhiō Festival is pleased to have among its activities the annual concert of choral music under the direction of choral master, Nola Nahulu and produced by Kawaiolaonāpūkanileo. Through the narration of each choral arrangement, the audience learns about historical places and prominent persons in Hawaiian history. It also celebrates compositions of some of Hawai‘i’s most notable composers. Groups such as Kawaiolaonāpūkanileo, Hawai’i Youth Opera Chorus, UH Manoa Hawaiian Ensemble, the Kawaiaha‘o Church Choir, the Na Leo Kuho‘okahi, and the Windward Community College Ensembles perform. Free.
March 19, 2011
ADA Walk for Diabetes
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The American Diabetes Association sponsors an annual walk to help raise funds for its work. Hawaiians have the highest rates of diabetes, and thus it was natural to incorporate participation in this event as part of the Prince Kūhiō Festival. The walk begins with a performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band and numerous booths provide educational information on diabetes and distribute free diabetic products.
March 19, 2011
Pualeilani Festival of the Arts
Royal Hawaiian Center
Noon – 7:00 p.m.
In celebration of the March 26, 1871 birth of Hawai‘i Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole, Royal Hawaiian Center joins the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs in a day of Hawaiian arts: folk, fine, and performing, Hawaiian music, traditional and modern hula, demonstrations and displays will fill The Royal Grove with the sites and sounds of old Hawai‘i. Prince Kühiö was a nephew of King Kaläkaua and Queen Kapi‘olani. After the overthrow, the prince became Hawai‘i’s second delegate to the U. S. Congress. The Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1921 and the Hawaiian civic clubs movement are legacies of Prince Kalaniana‘ole. His home was named Pualeilani, meaning “royal garland of flowers,” and was located in Waikīkī at what is now Kühiö Beach. For more information, contact Manu Boyd at 931-3111. Sponsors: AHCC, Royal Hawaiian Center, Kamehameha Schools.
March 20, 2011
8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Ali’i Sunday Services at Kawaiahao Church in honor of Prince Kūhiō. Public Invited.
March 26, 2011
Prince Kūhiō Commemorative Parade
Saratoga/Kalakaua to Kapiolani Park
10:00 to noon
Prince Kūhiō Ho‘olaule‘a/Ho‘ike‘ike
Kapi‘olani Park Bandstand
10:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The parade honors the accomplishments of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana`ole, founder of the Hawaiian Civic Club movement and proponent of the Hawaiian Homestead Act of 1920. Grandmarshals this year are Roy Benham and Bert Barber. These kupuna are respected cultural practitioners who have dedicated their lives to advocating for the betterment of Native Hawaiians.
Island of Kauai
Annual Celebration in Honor of Prince Kuhio, Prince Kuhio Park, Poipu, Koloa, Kauai, March 26, 10:30 a.m.. Hosted by the Royal Order of Kamehameha. Public Invited.
Island of Hawai`i
Hulihee Palace holds an open house on Prince KūhiōDay, March 26, 10:00 a.m. Featuring Hawaiian culture and the arts. Public invited. Free
The La’iopua Hawaiian Homestead and the Kuakini HCC will celebrate Prince Kūhiō by an arts and crafts festival at the Kealake’e High School in Kona, March 16, 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Public invited. Free.
Last Updated on Saturday, 26 February 2011 21:29 by L Kahn.