Because I was unwell, my intrepid spouse B went down to the Kamehameha Day Parade on Saturday morning. He took some photos for me to share with you.
A float representing King Kamehameha the First and his attendants. Kamehameha Day commemorates June 11, 1810 as the date that King Kamehameha united all of Hawai’i under his rule.
Like most parades, there were marching bands.
This band was lucky enough to get to wear shorts!
There is a large military presence on O’ahu, so there were several units marching in the parade.
One of the elements for which the Kamehameha parade is known is the pu’a riders. Each island is represented by a princess with attendants. The colors and leis represent the different islands.
After each mounted unit, there is a clean-up team to keep the street tidy!