HONOLULU - Thursday marks the 126th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy.

The Onipa'a and annual observance of the overthrow draws hundreds of people each year -- including students, scholars, teachers and practitioners. 

Participants say Onipa’a Kakou is a day to remember, so that those in Hawai’i and around the world will never forget about the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy.

The procession started in Nu’uanu at the Royal Mausoleum burial grounds, then participants made their way down to the State Capitol.

Demonstrators dressed in traditional attire as they expressed pride for their culture -- chanting, singing songs of ku’e, or protest. Many want everyone to recall the hurt and negative impact the overthrow had on the Hawaiian Islands.

A number of students from Hawai'i and charter schools presented several hula as a gift to the queen.