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November 2019

HKM Makahiki Celebration

November 25 - November 27
Hālau Kū Māna campus, 2101 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States

The Makahiki Season The Makahiki season is a four-month period of the year, beginning with the first sighting of the makali`i (the constellation Pleiades) in late October or early November on the horizon. As the year’s harvest was gathered, tribute in the form of goods and produce were given to the chiefs from November through December. Various rites of purification and celebration in December and January closed the observance of the makahiki season. The makahiki was a form of the…

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Thanksgiving

November 28 - November 29

Thanksgiving in Hawaii has a unique history—both ancient and modern. Long before the Puritans were sailing to Plymouth Rock, the native Hawaiians already had a festival of thanks. And they didn’t limit themselves to a single day. They celebrated a successful harvest for an entire season. Makahiki ran four lunar months, from November through February, in ceremonies meant to honor the god Lono. During this time rival tribes were prohibited from fighting, and the rainy weather prevented much work from getting done.…

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La Kūʻokoʻa

November 28

Hawaiian Independence Day (Hawaiian: Lā Kūʻokoʻa) was a former national holiday celebrated on November 28 during the Kingdom of Hawaii, which commemorated the signing of Anglo-Franco Proclamation, the official diplomatic recognition of the independence and sovereignty of the kingdom by Great Britain and France. It is still celebrated today. (wikipedia) Timoteo Haʻalilio, one of the ambassadors sent by King Kamehameha III.

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December 2019

Winter Break

December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020

Happy holidays!

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January 2020

Teacher Work Day

January 6, 2020
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