Queen Liliuokalani’s Birthday

Today in history — September 2, 1901 — Queen Liliuokalani celebrated her sixty-third birthday. Thousands of Native Hawaiians gave their respects to her at Washington Place, her home by kissing her hand or kneeling before her. The queen enjoyed a luau with her close friends. Read more about it in “Royal Luaus Given by Liliuokalani.”

“Royal Luaus Given by Liliuokalani”
The Pacific commercial advertiser, September 3, 1901
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85047084/1901-09-03/ed-1/seq-9/

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