Virtual Celebration: Holokū and May Day

By Leilehua Phillips ’95 Utu and Lauliʻa Phillips ’98 Ah Wong, co-directors of the Holokū Pageant and Case Middle School May Day Program

The familiar smell of plumeria, scenes of lush foliage, sweet sounds of Hawaiian music and bright smiling faces of students invoke our senses and capture our experiences of the Holokū Pageant and May Day Programs at Punahou School.

Although our community is not able to enjoy these rich traditions on campus, we hope to honor the work of our participants this year in a virtual setting. We invite the students, families, faculty/staff and alumni of Punahou to join us in a week-long celebration of May Day and Holokū.

Starting today, we will have a variety of daily opportunities for our community to engage in, including video lei tutorials and invitations to post your Holokū and May Day attire. On Friday, May 1, we will launch the premiere of the 2020 Virtual Holokū Pageant and May Day Program, Pōmaikaʻi Nā Mea A Pau (Everything is Blessed).

Stay tuned for more on Punahou’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can also follow along with Holokū Week Celebration at the Holokū and May Day Facebook and Instagram. Look for the #PunahouHoloku or #PunahouMayDay hashtag.

We invite members of our Punahou community (alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff, donors and others) to share their Holokū or May Day stories with us, so we may share them with our larger School community. Tag your public social media posts with #PunahouHoloku or #PunahouMayDay or fill out the form below.

Videos of last year’s performances

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