The pa‘u rider lives on; museum exhibit on with COVID-19 protocols

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Lori Wong reigned over the 2019 King Kamehameha Day Parade, the last to be held due to COVID-19, and is featured along with the many people who assumed roles associated with the popular mounted units of the parade.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Pa‘u riders led by the pa‘u queen are traditional components of the annual King Kamehameha Day parade and festivities, here on display at the Kaua‘i Museum on Rice Street in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The cape and regalia of a pa‘u queen is at left, while at right is the regalia of an island princess, the one depicted representing Lana‘i, at the “Pa‘u: A Hawaiian Tradition” exhibit at the Kaua‘i Museum on Rice Street in Lihu‘e.

LIHU‘E — Pa‘u riders have always been integral to regal parades such as the King Kamehameha Day celebration, Aloha Week celebration and more.

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