King Kamehameha statue

One of the traditional ways to honor King Kamehameha Day is to drape his statue in the historic district of Honolulu with leis.
Kamehameha and justice bulding
The statue is located in front of Aliiolani Hale, which is the home of the Hawai’i State Supreme Court.
Kamehameha with leis
The statue is draped with plumeria and ti leaf leis, some of which are forty feet long. The plumeria leis are made by volunteers using donated blossoms.
Kamehameha's cape
The leis are draped over the arms of the statue, not around the neck because leis are not ever placed over the royal feathered cape. Here, the cape is represented in gold leaf.

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Author: Joanne Corey

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