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Lahaina Royal Ho‘ike to honor King Kalakaua

By Staff | Jul 21, 2011

A procession carries the official portrait of Queen Keopuolani to the 2010 Lahaina Royal Ho‘ike. The portrait journeyed from Kamehameha Schools on Oahu to the event at Moku‘ula and Waiola Church.

LAHAINA — The Lahaina Royal Ho’ike will celebrate the 175th birthday of King Kalakaua on Nov. 12 at Waiola Church.

The theme will be “175 years of His Majesty’s Aloha.”

The schedule includes morning protocols at Lahaina’s Royal Mausoleum in honor of Sacred High Chiefess Keopuolani and Ali’i interred; a morning parade down Front Street in honor of Kalakaua; day-long ho’olaule’a with community entertainment, crafts and displays; evening pa’ina; and ho’ike to tell the story of King Kalakaua.

Ho’olaule’a booths will be offered to non-profits for free, and charities can sell food as a fundraiser.

Crafters and artisans are also sought to sell their wares (items must be made in Hawaii). The fee is $25 per booth.

Proceeds from the dinner will support The Royal Hawaiian Guard for uniforms and programs.

For information, contact Paulo Faleafine Jr. of The Royal Hawaiian Guard at (808) 250-9196 or visit www.royalhawaiianguard.com.