Celebrating Prince Kūhiō Day in Hawaii

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, Prince Kuhio Day, Hawaiian Royalty

Image Credit: royalcorrespondent.com

Each year on March 26, in the Aloha State of Hawaii, Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day, also known as Prince Kuhio Day is celebrated. Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, one of the best-known leaders in Hawaii’s history. As heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, the prince of the House of Kalākaua later became territorial delegate to the United States Congress.

According to Wikipedia,
As a delegate, Kuhio authored the first Hawaii Statehood bill in 1919. He also won passage of the Hawaiian Homes Act, creating the Hawaiian Homes Commission and setting aside 200,000 acres (810 km2) of land for Hawaiian homesteaders.

Prince Kūhiō Day was established in 1949 by the legislature of the Territory of Hawaii. This day celebrates the life of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole and his efforts to improve people’s lives in Hawaii. Prince Kūhiō Day is one of only two holidays in the United States dedicated to royalty. The other is Hawaii’s King Kamehameha Day, which is celebrated on June 11.

To all of our friends in Hawaii

Happy Prince Kūhiō Day!


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