By Cindy Ellen Russell |
June 7, 2019
| Updated on June 7, 2019 at 9:35 pm
Honolulu Fire Department’s Ocean Kaowili draped lei upon the King Kamehameha statue at Ali‘iolani Hale on Friday as part of the 103rd Annual King Kamehameha Celebration.
City and County of Honolulu workers held a hand sewn plumeria lei at the King Kamehameha lei draping on Friday.
The statue of King Kamehameha was bedecked with plumeria lei sewn by the women of ‘Ahahui Ka‘ahumanu, a Hawaiian royal benevolent society, at Ali‘iolani Hale on Friday. Later, more lei was added by other groups as ho'okupu in honor of Kamehameha.
Kahu Cordell Kekoa blessed the King Kamehameha statue on Friday.
The women of ‘Ahahui Ka‘ahumanu, a Hawaiian royal benevolent society, walked past the King Kamehameha statue bedecked in lei at Ali‘iolani Hale on Friday.
A crowd of people vied to take pictures at the King Kamehameha lei draping on Friday.
Kuulei Hazelwood performed hula to music played by the Royal Hawaiian Band at the King Kamehameha lei draping ceremony.
The King Kamehameha lei draping ceremony took place on Friday as part of the 103rd Annual King Kamehameha Celebration. The statewide festival features lei draping, a floral parade and hoolaulea in honor of King Kamehameha.
2019 JUNE 07 CTY KAMEHAMEHA LEI HSA PHOTO BY CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
King Kamehameha Floral Parade Pa'u princesses Julie Vares and Carol Higa embraced while attending the King Kamehameha lei draping ceremony on Friday at Ali‘iōlani Hale.
Belinda Bea of O Kinau Ma from Tahiti waited with her group to sing at the King Kamehameha lei draping ceremony on Friday. O Kinau Ma are the Tahitian ancestors of King Kamehameha.
Governor David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige attended the King Kamehameha lei draping at Ali‘iolani Hale on Friday.