The Kamehameha Lei Draping Ceremony has been a celebration of culture, traditions, protocol and aloha since the 1969 unveiling of the Kamehameha I and Saint Damien statues in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
The 2017 theme returns us to the battle cry of Kamehameha; "I Mua! E Na Poki`i, a inu i ka wai `awa`awa, `a`ohe hope e ho`i mai ai." Forward my young brothers and sisters and drink of the bitter waters of battle, there is no turning back until victory is secured.
Doors open: 1:30 PM
Program begins: 2:30 PM
All attendees will be subject to security screening by the Capitol Police. Adults should have a government issued picture-ID (eg, driver's license, state ID).
All attendees, to include children, must register individually. Individuals not pre-registered may be denied entry or experience delays.
Preparing to attend the Sunday, 11 June 2017 Kamehameha Lei Draping Ceremony.docx
Frequently Asked Questions - 2017.docx
Please review the attached documents in preparation for your visit to the U.S. Capitol Building.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, 11 June 2017. Mahalo nui.