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Statue of Kamehameha I in front of Ali'iolani Hale

In 1871, King Kamehameha V Proclaimed June 11 a holiday to honor King Kamehameha I. Kamehameha The Great who was born between 1748 And 1761 In North Kohala, and died in Kailua-Kona in 1819.

Hawai'ians believe that the birth of Paiea Kamehameha fulfilled their traditional prophecy of a birth of a male who would vanquish all other chiefs to become the greatest of all chiefs in Hawai'i.

By 1791 the island of Hawai'i was under unified rule of King Kamehameha the Great, and by 1810, the last of the chiefs of the islands of Maui, Oahu and Kauai relinquished sovereignty to Kamehameha. The Kingdom of Hawai'i was born.

The unification ended the feudal society of the Hawai'ian islands transforming it into a "modern", independent constitutional monarchy crafted in the tradition of European empires.

The first commemoration day of Kamehameha the Great was held June 11, 1872

Capitol District, Honolulu, Hawai'i

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