The following that you will see is a sampling of what is called the Aloha Festivals floral parade. D and I partly planned to come to HI at this time to catch this parade, which my husband had NEVER seen before.
The parade is just one of many events every September which showcase Hawaii’s unique culture and heritage. If you are interested in knowing more: http://www.alohafestivals.com/index.html#
Enjoy part one of my show:
Mounted police opening starting the festivities.
A traditional conch shell blower( like a town crier)
Never a parade without the Armed forces Color Guard.
A local High school puts on a show with dance…
Announcing the arrival of the parade queen( there is also her male counterpart who is curiously enough, just a “Marshal”. So,honor to our sisters and…
This is quite serious; there is an official court, and princesses and their ladies representing each island with each island’s colors and official flower. There are 8 major islands, so 8 princesses, with each princess’ escorts and ladies in waiting!
So now you know what the drift is concerning the princess on my previous post 🙂
More coming very soon xo