The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs is sponsoring the annual Prince Kuhio Commemorative Parade through Waikiki this Saturday.
This is the final event of the week-long, statewide celebration of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole. The community is welcomed to join this celebratory parade honoring one of Hawaii’s most beloved figureheads.
The parade begins at 9:00 a.m. and starts at Kalākaua Avenue and Saratoga Road, and concludes at Queen Kapiʻolani Park.
The public can expect to enjoy music from the Royal Hawaiian Band, hula performances, and a pageantry of decorated vehicles and floats.
Prince Kūhiō is revered for his love of the Native Hawaiian people. He is the founder of the Hawaiian Civic Club movement and championed the passage of the Hawaiian Homestead Act in 1921, of which many Native Hawaiians have benefitted greatly from. His love of the Native Hawaiian people earned him the title of “Ke Aliʻi Makaʻāinana” or “The Citizen Prince.”
For those in the viewing audience that don’t know, Prince Kuhio was born on the island of Kauai to David Piikoi and Victoria Kekaulike.
After the death of his parents, he was adopted by his uncle and aunt, King David Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani.
Kuhio was educated here locally at the Royal School and Oahu College, and studied abroad in California and England. He was a favored nephew of his other aunt, Queen Liliuokalani, and would have been the future King of Hawaii were the Kingdom of Hawaii not been overthrown in 1893.
For more information visit https://www.aohcc.org