Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole left a great legacy behind that is remembered to this day. Born on March 26th 1871 in Kukui’ula, Koloa he was an heir to King Kaumuali’i the last King of Kaua’i. He was educated in Oahu, California and England, and returned home to take on a government rule where he established the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act in 1921.
To this day his birthday is celebrated on Kauai and we have a couple of events to share with you so you can join in the festivities.
First up on Saturday, March 10th is The Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole Celebration at Kauai Museum. Which is presented by Kaua’i Museum along with ‘Ahahui Kiwika Hawai’i o Mo’ikeha Hawaiian Civic Club. This event is free for Kauai and Ni’ihau Residents. To find out more click here to be taken to the museum website.
On Saturday, March 17th it’s the 8th Annual Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration. Held in Anahola this event is a fun day filled with activities for all. You can enjoy live music while browsing educational, cultural, health and wellness exhibits suitable for the whole family. Hula performances, live music and entertainment celebrate the past and embrace the future of Prince Kuhio’s legacy. There will also be ono food and craft booths to enjoy! The whole event is free and you can find out more by emailing La Contrades at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lady Ipo Kahaunaele-Ferreira at email@example.com