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Application Period Opens for Nā Kamehameha Pāʻū Parade & Hoʻolauleʻa

March 5, 2015, 4:34 PM HST
* Updated March 5, 4:35 PM
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Photo credit: Jackie Jean Photography. Courtesy photo from Nā Kamehameha Paʻu Parade.

Photo credit: Jackie Jean Photography. Courtesy photo from Nā Kamehameha Paʻu Parade.

By Maui Now Staff

Applications are now available for participation in the upcoming Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pāʻū Parade & Hoʻolauleʻa, scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 13 in Lahaina.

Interested organizations and groups are invited to submit an application before the Friday May 29, 2015 deadline.

The theme of this year’s event, “E ola ka Mōʻī Kamehameha ʻElima,” honors the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I.

Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pāʻū Parade & Hoʻolauleʻa kicks off with a parade down Front Street, and continues with a hoʻolauleʻa at Keawaiki, Lahaina Banyan Tree Park.

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Festivities include exhibits, a pāʻū awards presentation, food booths, Maui-made crafts and local entertainment.

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“One of the Planning Committee’s goals is to build and gather community,” said Daryl Mauliola Fujiwara, planning committee chair for the 2015 event.

“It is through this parade and hoʻolauleʻa that we create a venue to not only honor our ali’i but to educate as well. By doing this, we keep all that they have done for us alive,” said Fujiwara.

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