The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

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July 28, 2017

Lā Ho‘iho‘i Ea celebrates the return of sovereignty to the Hawaiian Kingdom

Did you know that the Hawaiian Kingdom had its own national holidays that were celebrated with as much zeal and pride as the Fourth of July is by Americans?

May 11, 2017

Celebrate the spirit of lei day with a kanikapila sing-along on May 15

Bring your voices and instruments for an enjoyable evening of music-making at Nā Mele Lei: A Kanikapila Sing-Along on May 15 at Ka‘iwakīloumoku. Donʻt forget to wear a lei!

November 28, 2016

Before Thanksgiving, there was Hawaiian Independence Day

November 28 celebrates Lā Kūʻokoʻa or Hawaiian Independence Day, after the kingdom was formally recognized by Britain and France.

April 24, 2014

Celebrating the life of the “Merrie Monarch”

Merrie Monarch. The mere whisper of this name may lead the listener down a vast corridor of thoughts, images and emotions. Some of us will be making the trek to Hilo to enjoy this week’s festivities while most of us will be watching comfortably from our homes.

November 12, 2013

A season of giving and growing

The second of a four-part series on the Makahiki season, here's a look into the importance placed on gift-giving and the offering of taxes.

November 04, 2013

Hau‘oli "Makahiki" Hou!

First of a four-part series on the Makahiki season, here is an introduction into what the Makahiki meant to Hawaiians, and how it relates to present-day life in Hawai‘i.

July 19, 2013

Keoni Kelekolio helps advance ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi

“To help create a critical mass of Hawaiian language users in the 21st century” is a key educational objective of Hawaiian Language Advancement, an emerging KS division led by newly appointed director Keoni Kelekolio.

September 07, 2012

Online cultural vibrancy courses – our special gift to Pauahi

In commemoration of the 125th anniversary of KS, our Hawaiian Culture Development Division created a ho‘okupu (special gift) for Pauahi that we can all participate in.