2016 ‘Onipa‘a Celebration

Celebrate the 178th birthday of Queen Lili‘uokalani

10th Annual Celebration

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Cultural Demonstrations, Music, Crafts, Exhibits, Hula, Food
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ‘Iolani Palace Grounds
12 Noon: Interfaith Service begins
3:30 p.m.: Tribute to Lili‘uokalani through chant


Mai Poina: The Overthrow Walking Tour

Living history walking tours retracing four pivotal days leading up to and including the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy.
September 4, 5, 10 and 11, 2016
Tours begin at 4:00 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 4:40 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.
(Meet at the ‘Ewa End of the Hawai‘i State Library)
Reservations required for Mai Poina via this link.
For more information, visit www.hawaiiponoi.info.

2016 Mai Poina – The Overthrow Walking Tour

Mai Poina – The Overthrow Walking Tour

September 4, 5, 10 and 11, 2016
Living history walking tours on the grounds of ‘Iolani Palace retracing four pivotal days leading up to and including the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy
Tours at 4:00 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 4:40 p.m., & 5:00 p.m.
Meet in front of the Hawai‘i State Library

Reservations required.
Sign-up at this link.
Call 534-8880 for information only.

Special Features

Chanters perform mele from this historic period that express adoration of Queen Lili‘uokalani and the concerns and unrest aroused by the overthrow. Chanting performances September 4 at 3:30 pm and September 11 at 6:15 pm.

Native Hawaiian scholars on hand at the end of each walking tour to answer questions and provide additional historical context.

Pacific Tongues performances of contemporary poems on Native Hawaiian issues, identity, the future.

Mai Poina: The Overthrow is a walking tour sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pono‘¯ı Coalition, a hui founded in 2007 to educate those who live in and visit Hawai‘i about its true history and the Native Hawaiian people. Sponsorship is also provided in part by the following organizations:

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