King Kamehameha V’s Forty-First Birthday

Today in history — December 11, 1871 — Honolulu celebrated King Kamehameha V’s forty-first birthday. Most businesses closed early or were closed for the whole day. People watched horse races at the plains of Kulaokahua and yacht and boat races. Read more about this national holiday in “His Majesty’s Birthday.”

“His Majesty’s Birthday”
The Hawaiian gazette., December 13, 1871, Image 2


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