‘Okakopa (October) Word of the Month: Lānui
Besides recognizing U.S. National lānui, meaning holidays, I would like to share a few we celebrate in the islands.
Here in Hawai’i, we observe three unique lānui, holiday’s, connected to the Hawaiian Culture. Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day, commonly referred to as “Kuhio Day” is a holiday which was established in the late 1940’s. This holiday honors Prince Kuhio’s birthday. King Kamehameha I Day, also known as “Kamehameha Day”, took establishment back in the 1870’s in honor of King Kamehameha the First. It is the only holiday that was established by royal proclamation that is officially observed by the state of Hawai’i. Lastly, we have Admissions Day or “Statehood Day”. This holiday is observed every third Friday in ‘Aukake, August, to celebrate Hawai’i becoming the 50th state of America.