Pālāʻau celebrates the history and legacy of King Kamehameha

Sponsored by King Kamehameha Celebration Commission

A Pālāʻau community group created a festival to celebrate Kamehameha I. This festival highlights pāʻū, which refers to the skirt that female horseback riders wear. Volunteers at the festival came together to create floral displays with a variety of Hawaiian flowers. Then, each participating island appointed a princess, and with the Grand Marshal leading the festivities, celebrated King Kamehameha’s legacy.