This year, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Kamehameha Day holiday — June 11, 1872 – June 11, 2022.
What is Kamehameha Day? The day chosen by King Kamehameha V (Lot Kapuāiwa Kalanimakua Aliʻiōlani Kalanikupuapaʻīkalaninui) to honor his grandfather, King Kamehameha The Great (Kalani Paiʻea Wohi o Kaleikini Kealiʻikui Kamehameha o ʻIolani i Kaiwikapu kauʻi Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea).
King Kamehameha The Great was credited for successfully uniting the Hawaiian Islands in 1810 after years of conflict. For this, he was named the first ruler of the islands and founder of the Kamehameha line of Kings. The successful unification of the islands under one rule meant that the nation would present a strong front against any foreign invading forces.
We have found some great events around the Big Island in honor of Kamehameha Day 2022.
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