Ke kalokalo a‘enei Ka Hōkū e ho‘olō‘ihi ‘ia mai ke ola o ka Mō‘īwahine aloha o Hawai‘i, a ‘oiai, ‘a‘ole ona noho ali‘i e noho nei, akā, o ka noho ali‘i no o ke aloha iloko o ka pu‘uwai o kona Lāhui Aloha. E ola ka Mō‘īwahine i ke Akua.
The Hōkū o Hawai‘i lifts up a prayer of long life for the beloved Queen of Hawai‘i, and though she has no throne to sit, her throne is the deep seated love in the heart of her beloved Lāhui. God save the Queen.
– Ka Hōkū o Hawai‘i, Book 6, Chapter 18, Page 2
7 September 1911
Upon hearing of Queen Liliʻuokalani’s passing on November 11, 1917, church bells rang across the pae moku, traditional laments left the mouths of family, friends, supporters, and loyal subjects signifying the loss of an Aliʻi Nui.
On November 11, 2017 at 8:30 am in the morning, over 200 churches across the island chain will sound their bells to honor the Queen, just as it happened 100 years ago at the announcement made at the exact hour by Court Chamberlain Colonel Curtis Iaukea.
Aloha Lili‘u – centennial observance of this day will be filled with the sounds of church bells, pahu, oli and kanikau from every mokupuni. Church bells will toll 100 times, pahu will sound 100 times, 100 pū will resonate, 100 ‘ōlapa will dance in the Queens honor. Come and be a part of Aloha Lili‘u on November 11, 2017 at the Queen’s Promenade and Statue at 8:00 am in the morning. Seating begins at 7:30 am on a first come first served basis.
PHOTOS FROM AROUND THE STATE
Who was Queen Liliʻuokalani?
Mahalo to all who submitted essays to show your love and appreciation for our Queen. All submission are available for at the link below. Select essays will be ready during our program on November 11.