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‘Ohu‘ohu ka Hale Ali‘i

By Keao NeSmith

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Synopsis: ‘Iolani Palace lights it up for the season.

'Auhea 'oukou e ka hū me nā kini e heluhelu mai nei, Aloha nui 'oukou: He mahina ho'ohau'oli nui 'o Nowemapa ma ke Aupuni Mō'ī nei me ka ho'owehiwehi pū 'ia mai o ka Hale Ali'i 'Iolani ā 'ohu'ohu i ka hae welo ha'aheo o ke kalaunu me ke aupuni pū. 'Elua nō kumu nui e kīhe'ahe'a 'ia ai ka poli o nā lālani ali'i a me nā maka'āinana pū i ka ha'aheo me ka hanohano i kēia malama: 'O ka mua, 'o ia ka lā hānau o ka Mō'ī Kalākaua, ke kilo lae'ula a kuhikuhipu'uone nāna i wānana i ka pono o ka ho'opa'a a kūkulu 'ia o nā mea hanohano o nēia aupuni nani e hāhā lima maoli ai nā aloha 'āina o kēia au holomua o kākou me ka makahehi pū, 'o ia 'o ka Hale Ali'i 'Iolani a me ke ki'i o Ka Na'i Aupuni Kamehameha e kū kilakila nei i mua o Ali'iōlani Hale. 'O ka lā 'umi kumamāono o Nowemapa nei kona lā hānau a 'o ia ke kumu nui i ho'owehiwehi 'ia ai ka Hale Ali'i ā 'ohu'ohu nā o'a a me nā hūlili mai kēlā kihi a kēia kihi o ka hale o ka ', ka Mahi, me ka Palena o Honolulu Kaona.

No laila, he ho'omaika'i kēia i ka Lani me nā hūlō nui, i ka Mea ho'i e 'a'ā mau ai ka lamakū ma luna konu o ka lāhui aloha o ka pae moku nei, 'o ia ka lāhui o ka pupu'u ho'okahi, nā ēwe koko me nā kupa pū nō i ho'okupa 'ia a ku'i i ka iwihilo.

'O ka 'elua o ka mea e ho'owehiwehi ai i ka poli o nei lāhui i ka ho'ole'a anoano a kamaha'o, 'o ia ka lā i ala ai nā aupuni o nā 'āina 'ē, 'o Pelekānia Nui, 'o Palani, a me 'Amelika Hui 'ia, a ho'ohiwahiwa mai i ko kākou aupuni aloha nei i ka 'ae me ka ho'omaika'i mai ma ka palapala ku'ikahi i ko kākou kūlana kū'oko'a, aia i ka lā iwakālua kumamāwalu o Nowemapa. 'O ka lā hānau nō ia o ko kākou Aupuni Mō'ī o ke 'ano hou o kēia au. He 'umi kumamāhā mau aupuni hou a'e i ho'ohui pū mai i ko lākou leo ho'omaika'i i ka ho'opa'a ku'ikahi mai me ko kākou nei Aupuni Mō'ī. 'O ke kumu nō ia e ho'olaule'a ai ko ke Aupuni Mō'ī nei me nā hūlō nui me ka pulelo 'oli'oli pū o ka hae ke'oke'o, 'ula'ula a uliuli ma ka lā iwakālua kumamāwalu o nei malama. E 'ole loa kākou e poina!

I loko o Kēkēmapa e ne'e koke mai nei, e kuikui 'ia nā kukui poepoe he 'alani a 'ōma'oma'o ka waiho'olu'u ma ka pā o ka Hale Ali'i ma ka ho'olaule'a 'ana i ke kau 'oli'oli o ke Kalikimaka me ke pani 'ia 'ana o ka makahiki. 'O ka hana nō ia a ka Lani La'amea e ho'ohau'oli ai ā lana ka houpo o ka lāhui.

E paipai pū kākou i Nā Hoa o ka Hale Ali'i 'Iolani e ho'onaninani mau i ka Hale Ali'i i nā wehi nani i kēlā me kēia lā nui o ke Aupuni nei, 'o ia ka lā 'umi o Ianuali, 'o ia ka lā hānau o ke Keiki Ali'i 'o Leleiohoku; 'o ka lā 'umi kumamākahi o Iune, 'o ka lā ho'ohanohano no Kamehameha Pai'ea, hui pū nō me nā lā nui o Nowemapa, 'o ia nā lā nui o ke Aupuni Mō'ī Hawai'i. E ho'omana'o a ho'āno nō kākou i kēia mau lā, 'o ia ka ho'oilina o kākou, nā kupa. 'A'ohe nō li'uli'u a he 'ō'ili mai koe ka lā i luna o kākou a mōakāka loa nā hi'onaina a pau loa.

E ho'ouna 'ia mai nā leka iā māua, 'o ia ho'i 'o Laiana Wong a me Kekeha Solis ma ka pahu leka uila ma lalo nei:
» kwong@hawaii.edu
» rsolis@hawaii.edu
a i ‘ole ia, ma ke kelepona:
» 956-2627 (Laiana)
»956-2624 (Kekeha)
This column is coordinated by the Hawaiian Language Department at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, supported by the Initiative for Achieving Native Hawaiian Academic Excellence.






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