La Ho'i Ho'i Ea: Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of Sovereignty
History reminds us of a Hawai'i once taken over in 1893 -- during the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy... But before that -- there was a different dispute in 30 years earlier.
La Hoihoi Ea: The Annual Celebration of Hawaiian Restoration drew hundreds for a day of education, cultural sharing, community networking and free music.
The national celebration of La Hoihoi Ea was established in 1843 under Kamehameha III, Kauikeaouli. This national event, called La Hoihoi Ea, Sovereignty Restoration Day, gave birth to the popular proclamation by Kauikeaouli: Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono.
The sovereignty of the Hawaiian nation is restored by righteousness.
This celebration became one of the first national holidays of the Hawaiian Kingdom along with La Kuokoa, Hawaiian Independence Day.