HONOLULU (KHON2) — Maui celebrates ali’i nui, King Kamehameha and his legacy with a Kamehameha day with pa’u parade & ho’olaule’a.

The parade happened Saturday, June 18 in Lahaina along Front Street.

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The theme of the celebrations statewide is “E Ola Ka Mo’i Kamehameha – Long live King Kamehameha.”

On December 22, 1871, King Kamehameha V proclaimed a national holiday to honor and celebrate his grandfather and the father of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

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June 11, 1872, was the very first Kamehameha Day holiday celebrated 150 years ago.