May Day at Halaula
- May Day at Halaula
- 4/29/2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Kohala Middle School: Back Field
The Kohala community is invited to share in the May Day festivities at Kohala Middle School on Monday, April 29th, 10AM-NOON
MAY DAY THEME 2019
1852, Joseph Mokuhai Poepoe was born in Honomakau, Kohala, which is famous for the saying,
“A’ohe u’I hele wale o Kohala”: No youth of Kohala goes about unprepared”
Poepoe took this saying to heart as he prepared himself for life by going from the school in Kohala to the Royal School and then Ahuimanu College, which later became the school we know now as, St. Louis School.
This youth of Kohala went on to become an important translator, newspaper editor, public intellectual and biographer of Kalakaua. Whenever Poepoe worked on or edited a newspaper, he used his voice to support his beloved Lahui. One of the papers he was associated with, Hawaii Holomua, was the only paper to print the Queen’s request to the United States President Cleveland after the overthrow. The Provisional Government and the later Republic instituted libel laws so that they could censor the Lahui and newspaper editors and printers were arrested, fined and jailed for voicing their opinions.
‘A’OHE U’I HELE WALE O KOHALA
NO YOUTH OF KOHALA GOES ABOUT UNPREPARED