When you think of November holidays, is Thanksgiving the first thing that comes to mind? This article will help to increase your awareness about a less known but more important holiday called, LĀ KŪʻOKOʻĀ. This means Hawaiian Independence day.
This holiday was celebrated for 50 years until the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 and “annexation” in 1898. With these two events, the celebrations were discontinued. However, in recent years, there has been a renewed attention to this kingdom holiday and Lā Kūʻokoʻa is celebrated in many schools and communities throughout our islands.
So, we invite you all to raise your awareness of our Hawaiian National Independence Day. And wherever you are on Sunday, November 28th, Lā Kūʻokoʻa, proudly represent our Hawaiian nation and culture by wearing RED, raising your Hawaiian flag and sing Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī. E ʻonipaʻa mau kākou, e ka lāhui Hawaiʻi! E ola!
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