Vacation's over, time to get busy on April. Went to Hawaii for a couple of weeks and found that the Celtic community is alive and well, there. The Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games kicks off March 31st, with the games extending into April. This will be the 31st year for the event.
Also, the islands are gearing up for St. Patrick's Day. There are a half dozen or so Irish pubs just in the Honolulu area, alone. Perhaps I will feature some more Hawaiian/ Celtic news in the April issue.
FYI - One of the most famous of Hawaiian princesses was Victoria Ka'iulani . . . half Scottish, through her father, Archibald Cleghorn, a Scottish financier from Edinburgh, Scotland. Victoria (only part of her much longer Hawaiian name) knew the step-daughter of Robert Louis Stevenson, and Stevenson wrote a poem to the princess referring to her as "The Island Rose." One of the Irish Pubs in Honolulu is named "The Island Rose."
Look for a bit more Hawaiian/Celtic news and a lot of news on National Tartan Day in the April issue of Celtic Guide. And read our back issues at -