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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, January 12, 2003

'Iolani vigil recalls events of 1893

By Karen Blakeman
Advertiser Staff Writer

Ceremonies, informational sessions, marches and a 110-hour vigil are planned this week at 'Iolani Palace as Native Hawaiians recall the overthrow of Queen Lili'uokalani and the dissolution of the sovereign Hawaiian nation.

Presented by Hawai'i Loa Ku Like Ka Kou (All Hawai'i Stands Together), the events are timed to coincide with the 110th anniversary of the mid-January 1893 events that led to Lili'uokalani's overthrow and the eventual annexation of Hawai'i by the United States.

More information can be found at www.livingnation.org.

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Overthrow anniversary schedule


  • Ho'okupu Ceremony at Queen Lili'uokalani statue. 8 a.m.
  • Musical Prelude, Royal Hawaiian Band at the Coronation Pavilion. 10:30 a.m.
  • Opening Ceremony conducted by The Living Nation. 11:30 a.m.
  • Vigil begins, corner King Street and Mililani Street, across from 'Iolani Palace. Call Nalani Gersaba 847-6610 for scheduling. Vigil continues throughout events. 1:30 p.m.


  • Ho'okupu offered by The Friends of 'Iolani Palace. 7:30 a.m.


  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs-sponsored rally at the State Capitol. 8:30 a.m.


  • Information booth about land ownership and the history of the Chief's Children's School, on Waikiki side of Queen Lili'uokalani statue. 8:30 a.m.


  • Gathering at Fort Street Mall and Queen Street. 6:30 a.m.
  • Commemorative 'Onipa'a March to 'Iolani Palace. 8 a.m.
  • Royal Hawaiian Band. Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Awa Ceremonies, 'Iolani Palace grounds at Pohukaina. 1 p.m.
  • Closing ceremony. Torchlight walk from Washington Place to 'Iolani Palace. 6 p.m.

Correction: The overthrow anniversary events start tomorrow. A previous version of the calendar had the wrong day.