Birthday of King David Kalakaua celebrated

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Wednesday marked the 175th anniversary of King David Kalakaua's birth.

A ceremony was held on Wednesday in his honor at Mauna Ala, the royal mausoleum.

"He had documented all of his accomplishments and this is something that we use today and the number of the Hula and a number of our traditions now are basically paying tribute and dedication and praise of Kalakaua maintaining these traditions and keeping them alive for us," said Colin Kala Malani chair of Ka Mamakakaua,

After the morning tribute the celebration continued at Iolani palace.

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