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Thanksgiving in Hawaii… Were Off by a Month (La Kuokoa)

I just read this interesting read in Hawaii Magazine about the history of Thanksgiving here in the islands.

I learned something new.

…Fast forward to 1849. To further strengthen relations between Hawaii and America, King Kamehameha III declared December 31 a national holiday of Thanksgiving, complete with church services and luau. Why not November? Hawaii already had a holiday, called La Kuokoa, at the end of the month…

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