Makahiki at Hanahau'oli is always a joyous occasion and this year was one of the best! Students from all classes performed wonderful mele (songs), hula (dances), and Hawaiian games and we even donated over 250 cans of food as ho'okupu (offerings) to a local shelter in honor of the event.
Ancient Hawaiʻians enjoyed participating in sports that tested their strength, skill and endurance. Although war was forbidden during Makahiki, many of these sports allowed the young men and women to display their skills. The 6th Graders enjoyed showing us how these many games are played!
Makahiki continues to be one of our most cherished traditions. This year, seven 6th Grade parent alumni shared their fondest memories of their Makahiki experiences with Mrs. G-W and the crowd in honor of our 99th birthday as a school!