Posted on: February 15, 2022 | Category: News
ʻO Pepeluali he mahina ‘ōlelo Hawai’i. No laila, e aʻo a e hoʻomaʻamaʻa kākou i ka ʻōlelo ʻōiwi o Hawaiʻi nei.
February is Hawaiian language month. Therefore, let’s learn and practice the native language of Hawai‘i.
In 2012, an amendment of the Hawai‘i Revised Statutes provided that the month of February be designated as “mahina ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i”, or Hawaiian Language Month.
This measure was the first act to be codified in Hawaiian and English, and it states,
“Mahina Olelo Hawaii. E ike mau a e kapa ia ana ae ka mahina o Pepeluali o ia ka ‘Mahina Olelo Hawaii’ i mea e hoomaikai a e paipai aku ai i ka Olelo ana o ua Olelo makuahine nei la. Olelo Hawaii Month. The month of February shall be known and designated as ‘Olelo Hawaii Month to celebrate and encourage the use of Hawaiian language.”
Celebrate Mahina ʻOlelo with our library system by learning about all we have to offer. Hereʻs a list of materials and resources you can access with your library card:
E ola mau ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi! Let the Hawaiian language live forever!