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April 29, 2021

The history of May Day and Lei Day in Hawai‘i

Ever wonder why we celebrate May Day as Lei Day in Hawai‘i? This Cultural Conversations column contributed by KS Cultural Specialist Nanea Armstrong-Wassel gives us a look back at the origins of the annual May 1 celebration. See story »


April 27, 2021

Lei Pua Melia – Plumeria Lei, a favorite adornment in Hawai‘i

In honor of our islands’ upcoming May Day celebration, Kamehameha Schools Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK ’80 strings a special lei of mele and memories of the humble, yet beloved pua melia (plumeria). See story »


April 20, 2021

Honor Earth Day – Stream the impactful film ‘Eating Up Easter’

The compelling documentary “Eating Up Easter” by filmmaker and Rapanui native Sergio Mataʻu Rapu explores the tensions within Rapa Nui – formerly known as Easter Island – an island community facing the globalizing effects of tourism while trying to protect their culture, identity, and ways of life for future generations. See story »


March 22, 2021

Prince Kūhiō: Ke Aliʻi Makaʻāinana – The Citizen Prince

Friday, March 26 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole. In the spirit of celebration, KS Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK’80 reflects on Kūhiō’s life and moʻokūʻauhau (genealogy) as part of the foundation which made his contributions to the lāhui so extraordinary. See story »


March 17, 2021

Women’s History Month: Kaʻiulani, beloved Princess

In honor of the National Women’s History Month, we celebrate Princess Kaʻiulani who fought with strength and compassion for her nation, as a young woman of distinction. See story »


March 8, 2021

Women’s History Month: Nā me‘e wāhine o Hawai‘i – Women heroes of Hawai‘i

As an institution founded and endowed by a me‘e wahine, we proudly celebrate the achievements of women who have helped shaped Hawai‘i. See story »


March 2, 2021

KS carves partnership with Polynesian Cultural Center

The mo‘olelo of KS Cultural Specialist and Kaʻiwakīloumoku carver Kumulaʻau Sing KSK’89 and Maōri master carver Jared Pere who collaborated to create a poupou – or ancestral post – as a tribute to esteemed Māori elder Sir Hector Busby. See story »


February 23, 2021

Local storytellers share the mo‘olelo of Kamapuaʻa, the shapeshifting demigod

Local filmmaker and producer Kaliko Maiʻi and artist Solomon Enos are collaborating with Kamehameha Schools Cultural Specialist Lāiana Kanoa-Wong, community advocate Ikaika Hussey and their families to produce a graphic novel about Kamapuaʻa, the shapeshifting demigod. See story »


February 18, 2021

‘Ono loa: A recipe for chicken lūʻau stew

‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i can live in your home with your ʻohana through delicious Hawaiian food! Here is a quick and easy recipe for chicken lūʻau stew. See story »


February 9, 2021

Keʻelikōlani: He meʻe ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi – A Hawaiian language hero

In honor of Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Language Month), we honor those individuals who have cared for, strengthened and promoted the Hawaiian language for future generations. Among them is Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani. She is indeed a Hawaiian language hero! See story »


November 17, 2020

‘Ono for ‘ike Hawai‘i? Be on the lookout for Kūkahekahe – Cultural Conversations

Coming soon to Ka Ipu o Lono is an engaging new column – Kūkahekahe – featuring personal experiences and insights from faculty and staff about compelling cultural happenings. See story »



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? See story »


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! See story »


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. See story »


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. See story »


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. See story »


November 4, 2013

Hau‘oli

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. See story »


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. See story »


September 7, 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. See story »


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