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Thanksgiving date changed with preferences of kings

By Bob Sigall

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 29, 2013

~~<p>One of my readers asked me recently if I had any information on Thanksgiving in Hawaii. Christians here celebrated Thanksgiving on various days going back 200 years. In 1849, Kamehameha III proclaimed Dec. 31 to be a day of Thanksgiving, feasting and prayer.</p>
<p>Kamehameha IV visited England and witnessed the great festival of Christmas in Europe as a young man. When he became king, he proclaimed Dec. 25, 1856, as a national day of Thanksgiving.</p>
~~

One of my readers asked me recently if I had any information on Thanksgiving in Hawaii. Christians here celebrated Thanksgiving on various days going back 200 years. In 1849, Kamehameha III proclaimed Dec. 31 to be a day of Thanksgiving, feasting and prayer.

Kamehameha IV visited England and witnessed the great festival of Christmas in Europe as a young man. When he became king, he proclaimed Dec. 25, 1856, as a national day of Thanksgiving. Login for more...



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