To celebrate May Day, students in kindergarten through grade 5 have been gathering virtually to sing and dance to online recordings of their May Day hula with the help of their kumu. They will also have the opportunity to engage in a live Webex session with their kumu to sing, dance and enjoy the company of their peers in celebration of May Day.
Additionally, students and their families can join in on Friday’s May Day festivities by learning the “Punahou” hula and participating in a virtual community hula during the premiere of the 2020 Virtual Holokū Pageant and Case Middle School May Day Program, Pōmaikaʻi Nā Mea A Pau (Everything is Blessed), at 4 p.m., on Punahou’s Facebook page.
Although Junior School kumu have not been able to meet face-to-face with students, they want to continue traditions as best they can, since May Day has long been a cherished time of the year. Below, they talk the importance of May Day.
Maxine Nu‘uhiwa, a long-time third grade faculty member, shares about May Day.
Longtime third grade faculty Haunani Dalton ’70 Abdul shares what May Day means to her.
Hawaiian language faculty Emma McGuire ’93 talks about the importance of May Day.
Malia Ane ’72 speaks about May Day in grade 4.
Malia Ane ’72 shares about May Day in grade 5.