The Royal Palace and the palatial ground were in festive fervour over the weekend on the occasion of the 1st birthday in honour of His Royal Highness Prince Taufa’ahau Manumataongo Tuku’aho.
The 2-day celebrations began on Friday 9th May 2014 at Pangai Lahi with a children’s party, themed on the “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” television animation series. The theme was derived by the aunty of the Prince, Her Royal Highness Princess Lātūfuipeka Tuku’aho, based on the birthday Prince’s heritage ties to the ancient Vava’u chief ‘Ulukalala II, who reigned during the seizure of the Port-au-Prince and who later adopted the British privateer William Mariner or Toki Ukamea.
The birthday programme included performance by the group Fili Tonu on healthy eating and lifestyle, and children feasting on themed party packs; and enjoying jumping castles and waterslides which were in place. The formal celebration was held on Saturday 10th May at the Royal Palace.
Prayers were offered by the Royal chaplain Rev. Dr. ‘Ahio and various Church leaders, with hymns serenaded by the Huolanga kava club. His Royal Highness Prince Ata and Lord Fakafanua delivered the thank you speeches, with Lord Luani taking charge as the master of ceremony.
The entertainment was presented by the various kainga’s of the Prince, with a group tau’olunga from Ma’ufanga, children from the GPS Kanokupolu performing the Fola’osi lakalaka, and a kailao from the village of Houma.
Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u attended the celebrations together with members of the Royal Family; the occasions were well attended by the nobility, relatives and friends. Second in line to the Tongan throne, HRH Prince Taufa’ahau Manumataongo is the eldest son and first child of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and Crown Princess Sinaitakala Tuku’aho.
— Press Release
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Na’e longolongo katoanga ‘a pangai ‘i he faka’osinga uike kuo ‘osi ‘i hono fakalanglangi’i e ta’u taha hono fakahifo o Pilinisi Taufa’ahau Manumataongo Tuku’aho.
Na’e kamata ‘a e fai’aho fakatu’i ko ‘eni ‘i he Falaite 9 ‘o Mee ‘i Pangai Lahi ‘aki ha paati ma’a e fanau ‘i he kaveinga ko e ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirate’ ‘a ia ko e taha ‘o e ngaahi faiva katuni ne ‘osi ma’u pale ia ‘i he ngaahi faiva ‘animesio pe faiva ‘oku fakataa’i ‘e ha ngaahi tamapua faka’uhila.
Ko e founga fakafiefia faka-‘Iulope eni ki he ngaahi faiaho ‘a e fanau pea ‘oku fakaafe’i ai ‘a e ni’ihi ‘o e longai fanau ke nau teunga kaiha’avaka.
‘I he ‘aho ko eni ‘o Pilinisi Taufa’ahau Manumataongo na’e tisaini ai ‘e he Ta’ahine Pilinisesi ka ko e mehikitanga ‘o e Pilinisi ni , Pilinisesi Latufuipeka ‘a e anga ‘o e kaiha’a vaka ne fai ‘o fakamanatu ‘a e taimi na’e taa’i ai ‘e Finau ‘Ulukalala mo ‘ene kau tau ‘i Ha’apai ‘a e vaka Sipeini na’e ‘iloa ko e Poata Pilinisi ‘o ngoto ‘i Ha’apai ‘i he senituli 19.
Na’e fakahaofi ai ki ‘uta ‘e Finau ‘a e ki’i tangata palangi ko e taha o e kau kauva o ne ohi ko hono foha. Ko hono hingoa ko William Mariner ka ne toe fakahingoa ia ‘e Finau ko Toki ‘Ukamea.
Kaekehe ko e ouau ‘o e ma’u me’atokoni mo e taumafa na’e kau ai ‘a hono fakafotunga o e kai mo’ui lelei ‘o taki’i mai ia ‘e he kulupu ko e Fili Tonu pehe ki he ngaahi ma’ume’a ‘ilo ‘a e longa’i fanau.
Ko e katoanga na’e fai ‘i he ‘aho Tokonaki10 ‘o Mee ‘i he Palasi fakatu’i pea na’e tataki ia ‘ he faifekau fakatu’i, ko Faifekau Dr ‘Ahio pea ‘i ai ‘a e kau taki lotu tokolahi pehe ki hono tataki foki ‘o e himi ‘e he kalapu Huolanga.
Ko e me’a fakamalo ‘o e ‘aho na’e fakahoko ia ‘e Pilinisi Ata mo Looti Fakafanua ko e fehuhu tangata ‘a e pilinisi kae pule’i ‘a e katoanga mo tataki ‘e Looti Luani.
Na’e fakakakato mo e ngaahi katoanga faiva ‘o kau mai ki ai ‘a e kainga ‘o e tama pilinisi mei Ma’ofanga, pehe ki Kanokupolu’o faka’ali’ali ai ‘a e Fola’osi pehe foki ki hono kainga mei Houma ‘a ia na’e tataki mai ‘e Vilai Vaea.