Witness a treasured ceremony that dates back to the time of Hawai‘i’s ali‘i (royal class). The Royal Court Investiture is the regal and fitting start to Aloha Festivals which celebrates its 75th Anniversary in 2021. The Royal Court Investiture will be held at Kamehameha School’s Ka La‘i Oka ‘Opua property in Punalu‘u. There, the newly-appointed mō‘ī kāne (king), mō‘ī wahine (queen), kamāli‘i kāne (prince), kamāli‘i wahine (princess) and various court attendants will assume their role to perpetuate the royal legacy of Hawai‘i’s people for Aloha Festivals’ 75th Anniversary. Attendees will witness this ceremony modeled after those of ancient Hawai‘i, where the newly-chosen royal court will don their ‘ahu ‘ula (traditional cloaks), mahiole (feathered helmets), lei po‘o (head feather lei) and other symbols of their reign.
**Please note: due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event is not open for in-person attendance. All are welcomed to tune into the livestream on Sept. 19 at 2 p.m.