Lei draping to honor King Kamehameha I at Hilo bayfront


Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

King Kamehameha I was honored with a lei draping ceremony for his statue at Hilo bayfront Sunday (June 10).

The Hawaii County Band provided music for the event and the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Ahahui O Kaahumanu Helu Ekolu, Hale O Na Alii O Hawaii Halau O Kalakaua and others presented hookupu with the long flower lei.

Kamehameha festivites continue in Kapaau, Kohala Monday (June 11) with a lei draping of the original Kamehameha I statue, a parade and hoolaulea. For more information about the Kohala event visit: www.kamehamehadaycelebration.o…

Kona will also have a parade next weekend. More info: www.konaparade.org

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