Commemoration of 200th Anniversary Of Kamehameha’s Passing

MAY 8, 2019 || 4:30 AM to 6 AM || HALE HALAWAI ON ALIʻI DRIVE, KAILUA-KONA

Artwork depicting Ahu’ena Heiau. Photo by H.L.Chase. Image Courtesy: Bishop Museum

 

In commemoration of King Kamehameha the Great’s legacy on the 200th anniversary of his passing, members are encouraged to attend and join the sunrise ceremony and procession to Ahuʻena Heiau at Kamakahonu Bay.

Daughters should wear whites with lei hulu and Calabash Cousins whites with lei kukui, please wear comfortable walking footwear.

 

 

 

Members should meet at 4:30 AM in front of Hale Halawai Park on Aliʻi Drive to prepare and lineup for the procession to follow in the footsteps of Kamehameha. From Hale Halawai, the procession will proceed along Aliʻi Drive to Kaʻahumanu Place fronting Kailua Pier, before meeting the arrival of canoes in Kamakahonu Bay at Ahuʻena Heiau. Facing Hualālai, the procession will chant E Ala Ē at sunrise, followed by presentation of hoʻokupu.

Road Closure:  Aliʻi Drive will be closed from Hualālai Road to Kaʻahumanu Place on Wednesday, May 8 from 4:15 AM to 5:30 AM.

Click to read more about the history of Ahuʻena Heiau