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How Holiday Mart was named

  • The Holiday Mart name was suggested by an employee.


    Galapagos tortoises were commonly given to kings and queens. Queen Lili‘uokalani owned one, as did her neice, Princess Ka‘iulani.


    The water feature in the triangle between South and King streets and Kapiolani Boulevard is called “Hawaiian Net Mender — Ka Mea Kui Upena (Person Who Stitches the Net).” It was made in 1989 by Charles Watson and depicts a seated male figure with a net draped across his outstretched legs. At right is the Honolulu Advertiser building, now the headquarters of Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co.

A few weeks ago I wrote about Holiday City, a subdivision in Pearl City, and the Holiday Mart stores in town, Kailua and Pearl City. I wondered where the “Holiday” name came from. Read more

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