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Research discovers stories of a Waikiki, Honolulu Chinese merchant by the name of Mr. Ellery Chun and owner of King-Smith Clothiers and Dry Goods, who was believed to be the pioneer of the Aloha Shirt. Along with his sister, Ethel Chun Lum, they manufactured the first vibrantly colored, floral, short-sleeved shirt from left-over kimono fabric.
One reason that you may state for not having such a party is that it is difficult to find the supplies that you need. However, this is not the case any longer thanks to Oriental Trading. Here you will be able to find everything that you need. This includes decorations, leis, apparel and accessories. You can even find tropical treats to give to your guests to take home with them so that they can remember the occasion for a long time to come.
One famous lavender farm is the Ali'I Kula Lavender of Maui. It embarked on the business in February 2002 and opened its doors to visitors wishing to enjoy the beauty of their Lavender Walking Tours. Ali'I Kula Lavender sits on 8.5 acres of land, with over 25,000 lavender plants blooming and more than 40 different lavender varieties. The owners Alii Chang and Easter Martin greatly take pride in their lavender farm. Martin is the one brewing different concoctions for the lavender, while Chang is the grower and harvester.
At approximately 8:10 am, the USS Arizona exploded, having been hit by a 1,760 pound armor-piercing bomb that slammed through her deck and ignited her forward ammunition magazine. In less than nine minutes, she sank with 1,177 of her crew, a total loss. The wreck was not salvaged, and continues to lie at the floor of the harbor. It is the site of a memorial to those who perished on that day. Oil leaks from the hull and still rises to the surface of the water to this day.
The Merrie Monarch Festival is an annual cultural affair held in Hilo, Hawaii ("Big Island"). It is a week- long celebration attended by various hula schools, "halau," not only from the islands of Hawaii but also those from the US Mainland and Japan. This event is regarded as the most prestigious Hula competition. The festival is devoted to King David Kalakaua, known as the Merrie Monarch. During his reign, King David Kalakaua reinstated the cultural traditions and preserved portions of the nation's history that were lost by the influence of Protestant Missionaries.