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King Kamehameha Day is a state holiday in Hawaii on June 11 every year.
This year, Hawaii Community College Palamanui campus provided an online workshop on King Kamehameha history.
This is a blog from a student who attended the workshop.

While you are an IEP student, you can still attend campus events like these types of workshops. It’s a great opportunity to learn new things and at the same time, you can practice your English skills!

June 11 is a ​​King Kamehameha Day. This is Hawaii state holiday. I took part in the online workshop of “In the Footsteps of Kamehameha”.  I know only a few stories about Kamehameha but his birth story was new for me. I realized that It was like a myth. Because of his life threatened before born, his mother gave birth in obscurity. Moreover, his mother had to live apart from her little baby to save his life. That story was really dramatic. I want to learn more about Hawaiian history and also native Hawaiian languages. Honestly, I couldn’t understand which words are the name of people and which words are the name of places. The class was actually interesting but a little bit complicated for me. After the class, I went to buy a poke bowl. Because I decided to spend the day as in Hawaii. I chose salmon with avocado and spicy ahi. I know these Hawaiian words. And that was so delicious. This is the day of my King Kamehameha Day, 2020.

Photo credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority