Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas on Oahu

In the previous posts I'd only just begun to scratch the surface of the Honolulu Hale decorations. You've seen the park and the foyer. Now I present a few of the sights that can be seen on the front and side lawns. (Stay tuned for the fountain tomorrow!)

Mele Kalikimaka -- Merry Christmas to you and yours!
The word mele is actually musically based, so in literal translation
you are being wished a musical Christmas!

Politics and Christmas: Every red ribbon in this display -- 1800 of them -- represents
a Hawaiian who died of aids.

Politics and Christmas: there is a small faction of people in Hawaii who want to make Hawaii a sovereign nation governed by Hawaiians. This display was fashioned by those who disagree.

Religion and politics:
This is at the bottom of the above display. The signs read, Happy Birthday, Jesus.

The Christmas tree in front of Honolulu Hale.

Train beneath the tree.

Religious displays on public property -- with not an outcry to be heard.

Beside the nativity is a PFLAG display.

Elvis is very popular in Hawaii -- be it Christmas or any other time.
Here is a bit of, Blue Hawaii, for you.

My Christmas wish for you and yours.


Melli said...

Awwww! These are beautiful! I LOVE those blocks! Annnnnnd the flower Christmas tree!

Pacific Quilly said...

You do have a thing for blocks, don't you?


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