Tag Archives: CHRISTMAS IN HAWAII

WHEN WAS MAUI’S FIRST CHRISTMAS?

LAHAINA, Dec. 25–In the second of the 12th photos of Christmas series we note that King Kamehameha II and the regent Queen Ka’ahumanu declared the old religion null and void, opening the door for the missionaries to preach the gospel and convert thousands of Hawaiians. The first Christmas was celebrated in 1823 with the arrival of the first missionaries on Maui and the formation of what later became Wailoa Church.  Wailoa Church–although previous structures were destroyed by wind and fire–still celebrates Christmas. See my column in Lahaina News next week for more on this.  SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL 12 Photos of Christmas posts.kam two  - 1 

MELE KALIKEMAKA: FIRST OF FIVE CHRISTMAS POSTS

Lahaina, Dec. 24–Santa to Arrive tonight for this little girl.  He visited Sunday to make sure all was in residence for his trip and last stop around the globe.  He will vacation here on his favorite islands after resting Christmas Day.  MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY, LLCsata 4 a _0117

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