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Posted on: Friday, March 26, 2010

Prince Kuhio festivities culminate this weekend


Advertiser Staff

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Kaimipono Kamauoha, left, and Pamai Tenn drape plumeria lei on the statue of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki today to celebrate the birthday of the prince, who was born in 1871.

BRUCE ASATO | The Honolulu Advertiser

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Members of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs gathered at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki this morning to drape lei on the statue of the associationís founder ó Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole.

The lei-draping is one of a series of events being held this month to celebrate the life of the prince.
After the ceremony, members of the civic clubs gathered with members of the royal family, royal societies and others at Maunaala, the Royal Mausoleum, in Nuuanu.
The events culminate tomorrow with the Prince Kuhio Hoolaulea, Commemorative Parade and Moonlight Concert at Kapiolani Park.
The hoolaulea, featuring Hawaiian arts and craft, exhibits, food and entertainment, runs from 1 to 4 p.m.
The parade, which will be led by Grand Marshal Haunani Apoliona, goes from from 4 to 6 p.m.
The concert, showcasing Kuuipo Kumukahi, plus other local musicians and halau, is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m.