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Hula halau celebrate anniversary of Queen Emma visit to Kauai

141 years after a Hawaiian queen visited Kauai, hula halau from around the state gathered to celebrate history on the Garden Isle on Sunday.

A woman playing the role of Queen Emma thanked the crowd for today in Koke'e during a cultural festival called 'Eo e E'malani i Alaka'i'.

The chanting and dancing featured during the celebration are part of a tribute commemorating Queen Emma's first trip to Kauai's Mountain Meadow back in 1871.

The ceremony on Sunday was the 24th year of the re-creation, which featured a full royal procession and hula performances in honor of the queen.

 

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