2018 is the 'year of the Hawaiian'

2018 is the 'year of the Hawaiian'

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On Friday, Gov. David Ige officially declared 2018 the 'year of the Hawaiian' at a proclamation signing ceremony at Washington Place in Honolulu.

The 9 a.m. ceremony celebrated the leadership, tradition, culture and history of the Hawaiian people. Several prominent native Hawaiians were present including former governor John Waihee.

Grammy-award winning artist Kalani Pe'a performed several numbers to commemorate the event.

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