Celebration Honors Hawaiian Independence Day
Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea is a celebration of Hawaiian Independence and sovereignty. The Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea event will be held on Sunday July 29th, 2012 at Thomas Square from 12:00pm-6:00pm. Activities include: Live Music, Kids Activities, Discussion of Hawaiian Issues, Demonstrations, Hawaiian Health Information and More. There is also FREE parking at the Mckinley High School parking lot, across the street from Thomas Square.
Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea has its origins in the Hawaiian Kingdom. Kamehameha III, Kauikeaouli, announced Hawaiʻi’s restored sovereignty after a short British occupation in 1843 declaring “Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka ʻĀina I Ka Pono.”- The sovereignty of our nation is perpetuated through justice. This date, July 31st, 1843, became a Hawaiian national holiday.
Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea was celebrated in the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi until 1893 when the Monarchy was illegally overthrown and subsequently occupied by a select group of American businessmen. Groups maintain that occupation still continues to this day
Today Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea is observed so that Hawaiian sovereignty does not continue to go un-recognized, to affirm our national identity, and call for the United States to likewise return the sovereign authority of the Hawaiian Kingdom to its national citizenry. It is an opportunity for all members of our community, Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians alike, to come together and learn more about Hawaiʻi’s history and the issues that continue to affect us all.
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