175th Anniversary Celebration!
Lā Kūʻokoʻa, or Independence Day, is the most important national holiday in the Hawaiian Kingdom. On November 28, 1843, the independence of the Hawaiian Kingdom was formally recognized by joint proclamation of Great Britain and France, making the sovereign archipelago the first non-Western member of the Family of Nations. The annual celebration continues throughout the Hawaiian Islands today—2018 marks the 175th anniversary!
E komo mai! Hui Aloha ʻĀina o Las Vegas welcomes the local community to the Program Room at Green Valley Library on December 1st, 2018, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, to learn more about the history of Lā Kūʻokoʻa. The event will begin with a short documentary video, "The History of Hawaiʻi: An Uncomfortable Truth," to provide historical context for understanding why the holiday celebration endures. This will be followed by a slide presentation giving an historical overview of the event, and conclude with a question and answer period.
Event is part of "Around the World at Henderson Libraries," a celebration of countries and cultures.
Blog of the Hawaiian Patriotic League of Las Vegas, Nevada