Hau’oli Lā Ho’iho’i Ea 2016 July 30-31 @ Thomas Square

Editorial by Na Laiana Wong
Star-Advertiser, July 30, 2016

Synopsis: This year’s ceremonies celebrating the restoration of sovereignty to the Kingdom of Hawai‘i in 1843 are being held today and tomorrow at Thomas Square. Come join in the commemoration of this landmark event.

‘Auhea ‘oukou e nā hoa ho‘omana‘o i kēia lā nui o ka mo‘olelo o Hawai‘i nei, ‘o ka Lā Ho‘iho‘i Ea.

E like nō me ka hana o kēlā me kēia makahiki, eia nō ke ho‘olaule‘a hou nei ka po‘e aloha ‘āina i kēia hopena pule, ‘o ia ho‘i ka lā 30 me 31 o Iulai.

He lā kēia nāna e ho‘olana mai i ka mana‘o o ka po‘e aloha ‘āina o Hawai‘i nei, no ka pakele ‘ana o ko kākou ‘āina i ka lima hao o ka mea nāna ia e me‘ome‘o mai ana. ‘O ia nō ‘o Lō Paulet, he kāpena moku no ke aupuni ‘o ‘Enelani, a ‘o ka HMS Carysfort ka inoa o ua moku nei.

‘O ia nō ka ho‘omaka ‘ana o ko Hawai‘i pale aku i kahi hana kā‘ili aupuni a ko waho. Eia nō kākou ke ho‘omaopopo nei i kēlā hana ‘ino ‘oiai kākou e ho‘omanawanui nei i ka noho hewa ‘ia e ‘Amelika Hui Pū ‘Ia. Ke lana nei ka mana‘o no ka hiki ‘ana mai o ka wā e ha‘alele ai kēia po‘e ho‘okolonaio. Aia ka pono ‘o ka waiho ‘ia mai o ko kākou ‘āina me ka maluhia. Eia nō ke māhuahua nei ka nui o ka po‘e aloha ‘āina a ke pa‘a nei ho‘i ko kākou mana‘o i ia mea he kū‘oko‘a. Ua maopopo na‘e, ‘a‘ole ia he noho kū‘oko‘a piha. Ua lilo ko kākou mau kino he pio na Maleka, a pēia ho‘i ko kākou ‘āina a me kā kākou ‘ōlelo. Eia na‘e, he noho kū‘oko‘a ia na ka no‘ono‘o. ‘A‘ole nō he wā e pau ai ka pono o ia mea he pono. Continue reading

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