2014 Hoʻomanaʻo ʻAna o Ke Kaua Leleaʻanae...

Honoring the Battle of Nu'uanu Pali. 

From the Official Invite: For the past 19 years, Nā Papa Kānaka o Puʻukoholā have held ceremonies at the Nuʻuanu Pali in memory of the great battle that took place there. We gather to honor the strength, skill, intelligence, and bravery of Nā Kupaʻāina o Hawaiʻi who played a role in this pivotal moment of history. It is said that this was the last major political action purely determined by Hawaiians toward forging their future. We gather to keep our history alive in our minds and naʻau and to perpetuate our culture.

We would like to invite you to participate with us for the annual ceremonies honoring the Battle of Nu`uanu and the men and women that participated.

As the sun rises over the Pali on Saturday, April 26 traditional oli will be heard marking the 219th year since the events occurred that placed Kamehameha as the ruler of Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Maui, and Hawaiʻi. Groups attending are invited to give hoʻokupu, oli, hula, or traditional offering of your choice. The early morning ceremonies should begin at 5:00AM and then we will move into a sharing of moʻolelo, oli, hula, and hoʻokupu. We will greet the dawn with sunrise protocols, and pule to the start of a good day.

We gather with the purpose of honoring Nā Kānaka, Nā Koa, and Nā Aliʻi that shared in this pivotal nexus of history. “I ulu nō ka lālā I ke kumu;” the branches grow because of the trunk (Without our ancestors we would not be here --ʻŌlelo Noʻeau, Mary Kawena Pukui). It is intended as a time to come together, to share, and move forward in unity and peace-- Hoʻokuʻikahi.

Aloha aku no


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