Posted: December 24, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Holidays, Holidays, Teasers | Tags: Chronicling America, hawaii digital newspaper project
Christmas eve in Honolulu in 1908 is similar to today’s: last-minute shopping, church services, and parties. The Hawaiian Star captured these scenes and more in “Christmas Well Kept.”
“Christmas Well Kept”
Hawaiian star, December 26, 1908, Page 6
Posted: November 24, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Holidays, Holidays, Teasers | Tags: Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving 1916 — people in Honolulu attended church services, dinners (including luau) at schools and hospitals, and performances. Read more about it in “Thanksgiving in Honolulu Is Day Widely Observed.”
“Thanksgiving in Honolulu Is Day Widely Observed”
Honolulu star-bulletin, December 1, 1916, Page 8
Posted: January 17, 2018 Filed under: Articles, Chinese, Day in History, Holidays, Holidays, Teasers
This month in history — January 1900 — Quarantined Chinese people in Hawaii wanted to celebrate their most important holiday: Chinese New Year. They requested from the government 25,000 fire crackers and one can of peanut oil, so they could blow them up at the Kakaako detention camp.
Read more about this Chinese New Year in“To Celebrate New Year’s” (far right).
“To Celebrate New Year’s”
The Hawaiian star, January 29, 1900, Image 1
Posted: December 24, 2017 Filed under: Holidays
From the Hawai’i Digital Newspaper Project at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Library
Posted: October 31, 2017 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Holidays, Teasers
In 1912, Halloween in Palama meant attending a party with two-thousand people of all ages.
The carnival in the gymnasium featured a “fish pond” of prizes, shoot the chutes, and pie-eating and apple-eating contests. Kids dressed in costumes: clowns, ghosts, and witches.
Read more about it in “2,000 People in Halloween Party at Palama.”
“2,000 People in Halloween Party at Palama”
Honolulu star-bulletin, November 01, 1912, Page 5 http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82014682/1912-11-01/ed-1/seq-5/
Posted: November 28, 2016 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Holidays, Holidays, Kingdom of Hawaii, Royalty, Teasers | Tags: Kamehameha IV
Today in history — November 28, 1860 — The Hawaiian Kingdom celebrated La Kuokoa o Hawaii nei. This national holiday commemorated France and the United Kingdom’s recognizing Hawaii as an independent state and “civilized” nation in 1843.
King Kamehameha IV received congratulations from consuls of the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. Read more about it in “Reception at the Palace.”
“Reception at the Palace”
Polynesian, December 1, 1860, Image 2
Posted: June 28, 2016 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Emma, Events, Holidays, Holidays, Kamehameha IV, Kingdom of Hawaii, Marriages, News, Public Figures, Royalty, Teasers
This month in history — June 19, 1856: by marrying the king, Emma Rooke became Hawaii’s queen. For this national holiday, flags were hung on government buildings. Hours before, thousands of citizens arrived at the stone church where the ceremony would take place. However, more than half of them were turned away as the church could fit only 3,000 people.
Finally at 11:30 a.m., the crowd saw the twenty-year-old bride walk down the aisle: Emma in a white embroidered silk dress with her father and three bridesmaid (including the future Queen Liliuokalani). Crowned by a flower lei of white roses and orange flowers, the descendant of Hawaiian royalty looked straight at the altar through her bridal veil.
Donning a uniform and a sword, King Alexander Liholiho—King Kamehameha IV–marched with his father–the Royal Governor of Oahu.
King Kamehameha IV
Marking Hawaiian royalty, dozens of attendants followed, bearing twenty kahili–feathered staff.
Read about this royal wedding in “Marriage: Of His Majesty Kamehameha IV.”
“Marriage: Of His Majesty Kamehameha IV”
Pacific commercial advertiser, July 2, 1856, Image 2