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Remembering La Ku’oko’a, Hawaiian holiday

Native Hawaiian Student Services from UH Mānoa is offering a chance to get a free printing on a T-shirt celebrating, Lā Kūʻokoʻa a kingdom holiday celebrating the independence of the Hawaiian kingdom.
Printing is free, but you must supply your own shirt. Just bring a clean T-shirt to the Hawaiian center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday and pick it up later in the day.
You may bring any clean shirt with no holes. Please limit two (2) shirts per person. T-shirt printing will be held on December 4 from 10:30am – 1:30pm in the Hawaiian Center. You may drop off your shirt, and pick it up at a later time that day. Limit: 2 per person.
Lā Kūʻokoʻa was one of the major kingdom holidays celebrated, along with Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, for five decades. Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian citizens of the kingdom alike would celebrate with visits to the palace, feasts, speeches, mele, horse and velocipede races, and more. After the overthrow, the Republic of Hawaiʻi declared Thanksgiving an official holiday in the hopes that it would overshadow Lā Kūʻokoʻa, and it worked as many residents of Hawaii have never celebrated Lā Kūʻokoʻa.”

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