Prince Kuhio Day at the Hyatt

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Prince Kuhio Day at the Hyatt

By Léo Azambuja

From left to right, Serena Lopez, Melia Okura, Wyatt Harsell, Andrew Davalos, David Rickards, Matea Davalos and Jaron Parongao

From left to right, Serena Lopez, Melia Okura, Wyatt Harsell, Andrew Davalos, David Rickards, Matea Davalos and Jaron Parongao

Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole was the great-grandchild of King Kaumualiʻi and the hanai son of King Kalākaua and Queen Kapiʻolani. In 1903, he was elected Hawaiʻi’s Republican delegate to Congress, a position he held until his death in 1922. Prince Kūhiō served in the first Hawaiian Homes Commission, reorganized the Royal Order of Kamehameha and founded the Hawaiian Civic Club, reviving outrigger canoes racing.

Prince Kūhiō Day is on his birthday, March 26. The Grand Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa celebrated his legacy with many events March 25 through 27, closing the celebrations with a taiko drumming performance by Tsunami Taiko and an all-day craft fair Easter Sunday.

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Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

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