Definitions for kamehameha day
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word kamehameha day
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
June 11, observed in Hawaii as a holiday marking the birth of Kamehameha I.
Kamehameha Day on June 11 is a public holiday of the state of Hawaii in the United States. It honors Kamehameha the Great, the monarch who first established the unified Kingdom of Hawaiʻi — comprising the Hawaiian Islands of Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui and Hawaiʻi. While he was king, Hawaii was a center of the fur and sandalwood trade. Pineapples were brought to Hawaii from Spain in 1813 and coffee was first planted in 1818, a year before he died. In 1883 a statue of King Kamehameha I was dedicated in Honolulu by King David Kalākaua. There is another duplicate of this statue in Emancipation Hall at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.
Find a translation for the kamehameha day definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these kamehameha day definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"kamehameha day." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 18 Dec. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/kamehameha day>.