Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono. The sovereignty of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
“The Year of the Hawaiian Kingdom”
June 11 2020 – June 11 2021
What is this about?
The Year of the Hawaiian Kingdom is going to be a year-long celebration of the anniversary of the birth of our nation 210 years ago, and a celebration of the re-birth and re-generation of the Hawaiian Kingdom as a sovereign nation.
In April of 1810, Kaumualiʻi the aliʻi nui of Kauai and Niʻihau, traveled to Oʻahu to give fealty to Kamehameha the Great, thus ending a 15-year stand-off with Kamehameha and completing the unification of the Hawaiian Islands under the sovereign rule of Kamehameha. With that, what became known as the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands, was born.
Although there will be some preliminary observances in April honoring Kaumualʻi’s noble action, the actual start of the Year of the Hawaiian Kingdom celebration will be, appropriately… King Kamehameha Day, June 11, 2020.
King Kamehameha Day was first proclaimed by King Kamehameha V on December 22, 1871 as a day to honor his grandfather, Kamehameha the Great, the founder of our country.
The first observance of the holiday happened in 1872. It was an immediate success and grew to become the biggest holiday in Hawaiʻi nei. By the late 19th century, the celebrations featured elaborate parades, carnivals and fairs, foot races, horse races and other festive events. King Kamehameha Day is the only Hawaiian Kingdom holiday that survived intact through “the fake territory” and “the fake state” of Hawaii.
With the Year of the Hawaiian Kingdom celebration, we are going to not only reclaim Kamehameha Day as a Hawaiian Kingdom national holiday, but use it as a festive and positive reminder to everyone that this is still the Hawaiian Kingdom! … and the people of this nation… natives, subjects, nationals… still live here.We donʻt have to start from scratch…We are excited! Many great ideas are being proposed to make this an incredible celebration.The Year of the Hawaiian Kingdom can piggy-back on upcoming international events like the Pacific Arts Festival starting June 10 in Honolulu; the Tokyo Olympics in July, along with our own national holidays (Kamehameha Day, La Hoʻihoʻi Ea; Onipaʻa, La Kuʻokoʻa…) We can use other platforms such as Aloha Festivals, Hula Bowl, Merrie Monarch… and, of course we can also, as we have done in the past, commandeer U.S. holidays (like the 4th of July, Statehood Day, etc.). We can do amazing social media stuff, like live-streaming concerts and other events globally; have some invigorating messaging on instagram, twitter, etc. (“Aloha, Iʻm so-and-so and I live in the Hawaiian Kingdom”) and all kinds of fun merchandizing…But we still need a committee to spearhead, coordinate and promote the events for celebration. If you are (or if you know of someone who is) interested in being a facilitator for this project, please contact: info@HawaiianKingdom.net
Things are intensifying… this year is going to see some breakthroughs as we travel and interact with the global community to support our initiatives. Your kokua is vital to this effort… (see below about contributing through GoFundMe)
Your kōkua, large or small, is much appreciated will help greatly to move this work forward.To contribute, go to https://GoFundMe.com/FreeHawaii
To contribute in other ways (airline miles, travel vouchers, clerical help, etc…) email us at info@HawaiianKingdom.net
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All proceeds go to help the cause.
Mahalo Nui Loa!