Updated: Jul 22
We invite you to celebrate Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea with the Dark Side of Hawaiian Politics and Hawaiian Kingdom News on Facebook with an all day live broadcast on July 31st from sunrise to kanikapila.
This is what he sharers been sharing:
"What is Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea?" July 31 is a national holiday known as Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea (Sovereignty Restoration Day). King Kamehameha III established this holiday in a days-long celebration following the rightful return of sovereign government to Hawaiʻi by the United Kingdom, after an illegal seizure by one of their representatives.
He proclaimed, “Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono”–the ea (sovereignty, life, breath) of our land is perpetuated through justice. Hawaiians continue to breathe life into our sovereignty, and one way we do this is to celebrate ka Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea.
After decades of suppression, the celebrations were revived in 1985 by kānaka aloha ʻāina as a way to give voice to Hawaiian independence and to issues surrounding the return and demilitarization of Hawaiian lands.
Share with friends and family and come watch, Mahalo nui loa.