Happy King Kamehameha Day!

king kamehameha statue

King Kamehameha Day is celebrated as a statewide holiday throughout the Hawaiian Islands on June 11th. This revered king was the first to unite the islands of Hawaii in the late 1700s. He named his kingdom, the Kingdom of Hawaii, after his home island, Hawaii, the Big Island.

If you are visiting Hawaii on King Kamehameha Day, you might find parades as well as gatherings for lei presentations at statues of the king.

See this post to learn more about King Kamehameha.

Happy King Kamehameha Day!


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