Mid-Pacific Institute children honor monarchy in May pageant | Arts & Culture
Mid-Pacific Institute celebrated the first week of May with a trip back into the time of the Hawaiian monarchy on Friday with the Hanohano Ho'oheno Ho'omau (Honor, Cherish, Perpetuate) Pageant in the Mills Gymnasium
Preschool and elementary school students dressed in late 19th century costumes of the royals and their subjects, and performed hulas to honor monarchy figures like King Kamehameha, Queen Emma, King Kalakaua and Princess Kaiulani.
The gym overflowed with spectators for the colorful pageant which concluded with the students pairing off to waltz through a royal ball.
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