Oahu's Prince Kuhio Day celebration is held every year at the Royal Mausoleum in Nuuanu Valley. The mausoleum is a sacred burial ground for many of Hawaii's alii (royalty).
Inside the mausoleum's chapel, Prince Kuhio's picture is decorated with an orange ilima lei intertwined with maile.
Before visiting Prince Kuhio's grave, an oli (chant) is performed outside of the chapel.
The entrance to the Kalakaua tomb, where Prince Kuhio is buried.
A short flight of stairs leads to the final resting place for many Hawaiian monarchs and their family members.
Before anyone is allowed to enter the crypt, a kahuna (Hawaiian priest) says a prayer.
The Royal Order of Kamehameha I waits patiently to pay their respects to Prince Kuhio, who established this group in 1903. The Royal Order of Kamehameha I is dedicated to preserving the memory of Kamehameha the Great.
Other Hawaiian royal societies that attended the celebration include the ladies of the Kaahumanu Society, Hale o Na Alii o Hawaii and the Daughters of Hawaii. Members of the Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club were there as well.
David Claren Laamea Kaumualii Kawananakoa, a descendant of Prince Kuhio, greets a young member of the crowd.
Guests pay their respects to Prince Kuhio in the King Kalakaua tomb.
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Piikoi was Hawaii's second congressional delegate. He served 10 consecutive terms in Congress. He died of heart disease at his Waikiki home on Jan. 7, 1922 (not 1822 as marked on his tomb).
Next to Prince Kuhio's tomb is the final resting place for King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani.
Queen Liliuokalani, King Kalakaua's sister, is also buried here. She was the last ruler of the Hawaiian monarchy.
Princess Kaiulani, Queen Liliuokalani's niece, was second in line to the throne after her aunt. Here is her final resting place.
The cross above the Mausoleum against the sunlit sky.