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Happy Motherʻs Day - Hauʻoli lā Makuahine

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood date back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, usually as a part of Spring festivals. In 1905,  a woman named Anna Jarvis created the US incarnation of Motherʻs Day as a way to honor her mother and to promote peace and womenʻs rights.  She believed that a day should be set aside to honor "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world". In 1914, it became a National holiday to be celebrated on the second Sunday of May.  Although meant to honor motherhood, Anna Jarvis hated the over-commercialization of Motherʻs Day, and ended up fighting to have the holiday annulled and removed from the calendar. From early childhood, I always enjoyed...

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Stay Home - Shop Local

Hawaii has always supported and shopped local when possible.  Now more than ever, local businesses need your help to keep our micro economy stimulated.  Please shop your local grocery stores during this time as well. They need your support MUCH MORE than the big box food retailers!!! Everybody here in Hawaii has either been affected or will be affected by this global pandemic and we all hope for a prompt return to some normalcy.  21ºN is a small native Hawaiian wahine owned and operated business and we stand behind all the local businesses trying to keep our Hawaiian lifestyle and livelihood intact. We're STAYING HOME with you!!! We stand by our local community and are doing the right thing by...

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