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Queen Liliuokalani's Birthday
September 2, 1838

Events in Hawaii celebrating the birthday of Queen Liliuokalani and events honoring her achievements and perpetuating her memory. Queen Liliuokalani was born on September 2, 1838 and she died at age 79 on November 11, 1917.

Oahu Events Honoring Queen Liliuokalani

Queen Liliuokalani's Birthday Celebration
(Iolani Palace)
Annual event at the Iolani Palace in Downtown Honolulu, honoring the memory and celebrating the birthday of Hawaii's Queen Liliuokalani. The 2009 Queen Liliuokalani birthday celebration will take place on Sunday, September 6, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free and there will be hula performances, food booths, and live entertainment by Kawika Trask and Friends, and Jerry Santos and Haunani Apoliona of Olomana. There will also be a worship service led by a group of ministers from several different faiths. fore more information see the Hawaii Ponoi Web site or call 808-224-8068.

Queen Liliuokalani Alii Sunday (Kawaiahao Church)
Every year, on a Sunday near the anniversary of the birthday of Queen Liliuokalani, there is a special Sunday service at the historic Kawaiahao Church in Downtown Honolulu, honoring the The Queen's memory . The 2009 Queen Liliuokalani Alii Sunday will take place at the Kawaiahao Church on Sunday, August, 30, 2009.

Oahu Liliuokalani's Birthday Events on September 2
-Queen Liliuokalani Statue Lei Draping Ceremony (State Capitol Grounds)
- Atooi's Queen Liliuokalani's 2009 Jubilee (Iolani Palace)

Hawaii Island Events Honoring Queen Liliuokalani

Hilo Queen Liliuokalani Festival (East Hawaii)
Annual festival celebrating the anniversary of the birth of Hawaii's Queen Liliuokalani held every September at Queen Liliuokalani Park in Hilo Town on the east side of Hawaii Island. The 2009 Queen Liliuokalani Festival of Hilo will take place on September 27, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The festival is one of the events in the 2009 Hawaii Island Festival.

Queen Liliuokalani Canoe Race (West Hawaii)
Annual long-distance canoe race on the Kona Coast of Hawaii Island that includes Kailua Bay, Keauhou Bay, Kealakekua Bay, and Honaunau Bay in its 18 mile course. The event usually lasts two days, with separate 18 mile races for men and women on Saturday and 5 mile races on Sunday for mixed crews, double-hulls, children, and teens. The 38th Annual Queen Liliuokalani Canoe Race was sponsored by the Kai Opua Canoe Club and it took place on Saturday and Sunday, September 5-6, 2009.

Visit Queen Liliuokalani Historic and Memorial Sites

Queen Liliuokalani Statue (Oahu)
There is a bronze statue of Queen Liliuokalani on the grounds of the Hawaii State Capitol Building at 415 South Beretania Street in Downtown Honolulu on the island of Oahu.

Washington Place (Oahu)
This historic building at 320 South Beretania Street in Downtown Honolulu was built by the father of Queen Liliuokalani's husband and it became her home when she married. The Queen was arrested inside Washington Place before she was deposed. She died in one of the downstairs bedrooms in 1917.

Iolani Palace (Oahu)
Queen Liliuokalani was held prisoner in the Iolani Palace in the late 1890's after a group of Hawaiian royalists attempted to restore her to the thrown. The Queen was convicted of having knowledge of their plan and she was imprisoned in an upstairs bedroom of the Iolani Palace.

Liliuokalani Park and Gardens in Hilo (Hawaii Island)
On the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii, on Hilo Bay in Hilo Town, there is a beautiful park and Japanese garden named in honor of Queen Liliuokalani.

Other Ideas for Celebrating Queen Liliuokalani's Birthday

Read A Book About Queen Liliuokalani
- Betrayal of Liliuokalani: Last Queen of Hawaii (Amazon.com)
- Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen (Amazon.com)
- Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen (Kindle) (Amazon.com)
- The Queen's Songbook (OpenLibrary.com - hard to find)

Watch a Video About Queen Liliuokalani
- American Experience: Hawaii's Last Queen (Amazon.com)
- Introduction to the Above Video (PBS)

Listen to a Songs Written by Queen Liliuokalani
- To Honor a Queen: The Music of Liliuokalani (Ozzie Kotani) (Amazon.com)

See also:
- Other September Events in Hawaii
- About Queen Lydia Liliuokalani



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