King Kalakaua’s Happy Returns
Posted: November 16, 2016 Filed under: Birthdays, Day in History, Kalakaua, Kingdom of Hawaii, Royalty, Teasers, Topic Guides
Happy Birthday David Laʻamea Kalakaua!
Entering the world near the Punchbowl Crater, the last king of Hawaii reigned from February 12, 1874 through January 20, 1891. The “Merrie Monarch” was known for throwing big parties for the entire kingdom and played an instrumental role in reviving Native Hawaiian arts, including hula. After his year-round trip in 1881, Kalakaua became the first king to travel around the world.
Read about how Kalakaua celebrated his fiftieth birthday in “King Kalakaua’s Silver Jubilee.”
King Kalakaua’s Silver Jubilee