Thursday, June 11, 2009

Happy King Kamehameha Day!

Today is King Kamehameha Day in Hawaii, and we are celebrating here at the happyluau. Rosa Say of the blog "Talking Story with Say Leadership Coaching" wrote a post in honor of the day called, "Kamehameha; Law, Legend and Leadership". It explains the Law of the Splintered Paddle. King Kamehameha was a great Hawaiian king who united all of the islands, and there are many, many stories about him.

Happy King Kamehameha Day to everyone in Hawaii and those of us who have Hawaii in our hearts but live elsewhere!


Daryl Brown said...

There's an identical statue of King Kamehameha in the Capitol building in Washington, DC! Each state gets to pick 2 historical figures from their past to commemorate and Hawaii picked King Kamehameha as one of theirs. (After some research, I found that the other was Father Damien) Every June 11 there's a ceremony with hula dancers in statuary hall (the old house chamber in the Capitol).

Anonymous said...

loooks like fun..wish i was there

Bree (from Suziblu)

Olivia said...

Well, I never knew that, Daryl! And thanks to your research (much thanks)---Father Damien too, who was just "nominated" (not sure if that's the word) for canonization. Both men make sense for Hawaii to pick, and both are great men. That's really something! Much love, O

Olivia said...

Hey, Bree, welcome to the happyluau! Well, me too :) I'm glad that you're with me in Les Petits Dolls, and I appreciate your visit. I'll have my art here...once I start making it! Blessings, Olivia