Queen Liliuokalani's birthday celebrated Sunday at Iolani Palace
The third annual Onipaa celebration commemorating the birthday of Queen Liliuokalani, Hawaii’s last reigning monarch, kicks off at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6 at Iolani Palace. Sponsored by the Hawaii Pono Coalition, the commemoration includes an ecumenical prayer service at noon, followed by performances by Hoku-award winning entertainers Amy Hanaialii and Olomana, as well as Kawika Trask and Friends, Halau I Ka Wekiu, and the Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Chorus. Admission to the Palace will be free.
In addition to the entertainment, visitors will be able to learn about Hawaiian history and culture through a variety of informational booths.
The Hawaii Pono Coalition is a consortium of Hawaiian-serving organizations dedicated to telling the history of Hawaii. Recent coalition events include “Mai Poina” walking tours depicting the four critical days culminating in the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy. Get more information at http://www.huiohawaiiponoi.org.