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`AHA HUI KAAHUMANU CELEBRATES QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY

March 13, 2009, 4:55 PM HST
* Updated March 17, 3:04 PM
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Loretta "Laua'e" Chin, Pelikikena-'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu, Wailuku Chapter

Loretta "Laua'e" Chin, Pelikikena-'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu, Wailuku Chapter

A celebration of the birthday of Queen Ka’ahumanu takes place Friday and Saturday, March 13th and 14th at the shopping center named in her honor.The `Ahahui Ka’ahumanu Society honored the Queen with prayer, song and the ceremonial draping of lei on the Queen’s statue earlier this evening.

Members of the Royal Order of Kamehameha joined in the celebration as well as members of the Hale O Na Ali’i.

The protocol was followed by a performance by Na Leo Lani o Maui Community Choir.Tomorrow, on Saturday March 14th, the celebration continues with musical performances with Ahumanu at 11 a.m., Hulu Lindsey at noon, and Kings Culture at 1 p.m.

(Photos & Posting by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

Members of Hale O Na Ali'i (in the foreground) observe the women of the 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu (background) as they sing "Lei Ka'ahumanu"

Members of Hale O Na Ali'i observe the women of the 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu as they sing "Lei Ka'ahumanu"

Members of the Royal Order of Kamehameha honor the Queen alongside members of the 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu.

Members of the Royal Order of Kamehameha honor the Queen alongside members of the 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu.

Fresh flower lei are draped on the statue of Queen Ka'ahumanu as the 'Ahahui celebrates her birthday.

Fresh flower lei are draped on the statue of Queen Ka'ahumanu as the 'Ahahui celebrates her birthday.

The 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu performs the mele O'oe I'o, a song speaking of the Heavenly Father, the Living Water, and the Source of Life.

The 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu performs the mele O'oe I'o, a song speaking of the Heavenly Father, and the Living Water.

A fresh plumeria lei is one of dozens that were strung for the occasion in honor of the Queen.

A fresh plumeria lei is one of dozens that were strung for the occasion in honor of the Queen.

Dozens of lei grace the statue of Queen Ka'ahumanu at the shopping center named in her honor.

Dozens of lei grace the statue of Queen Ka'ahumanu at the shopping center named in her honor.

'Ahahui members Kehau Lu'uwai (left) and Hulu Lindsey (right).

'Ahahui members Kehau Lu'uwai (left) and Hulu Lindsey (right).

'Ahahui members Momi Kalehuawehe (left) and Elizabeth Morales (right).

'Ahahui members Momi Kalehuawehe (left) and Elizabeth Morales (right).

'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu member Beverly Romias.

'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu member Beverly Romias.

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