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Independence Day (Hawaii)

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Hawaiian Independence Day (Hawaiian: Lā Kūʻokoʻa) was a former national holiday celebrated on November 28 during the Kingdom of Hawaii, which commemorated the signing of Anglo-Franco Proclamation, the official diplomatic recognition of the independence and sovereignty of the kingdom by Great Britain, France, and America. It is still celebrated today by proponents of the Hawaiian sovereignty movement.[1][2][3][4]

Hawaiian Independence Day
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Flyer for the 30th anniversary celebration in 1873
Official name Lā Kūʻokoʻa
Observed by Hawaii
Significance International recognition of the independence of the Kingdom of Hawaii
Date November 28
Next time November 28, 2017 (2017-11-28)
Frequency annual
First time 1843
Related to Hawaiian Sovereignty Restoration Day

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Sai, David Keanu (November 28, 2006). "Hawaiian Independence Day". Hawaiian Kingdom Independence. Retrieved February 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ Thrum, Thomas G., ed. (1909). Hawaiian Holidays. Hawaiian Almanac and Annual for 1910. Honolulu: Honolulu Star-Bulletin. pp. 110–116. 
  3. ^ Schmitt, Robert C. (1995). "Holidays in Hawaiʻi". Hawaiian Journal of History. Honolulu: Hawaiian Historical Society. 29: 141–146. hdl:10524/338. 
  4. ^ Hoʻokahua Staff (November 2014). "Mission Accomplished: International Recognition of Hawaiʻi Achieved in 1843". Kaleinamanu Hawaiian Cultural Center, Kamehameha Schools. Retrieved September 3, 2011.