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14th Annual May Day & Ho'olaule'a
April 29, 2019
Parker lower school held its 14th annual May Day & Ho’olaule’a on Friday, April 26.
All 104 students in kindergarten through grade 5 worked twice a week for four months under the direction of kumu hula (dance teacher) Liana Aveiro to learn Hawaiian language, oli (Hawaiian chants), mele (Hawaiian song) and hula (Hawaiian form of dance). Also, more than 15 faculty, staff, plus middle and upper school students danced the hula.
Following the morning program, Parker middle and upper school students held a ho’olaule’a (celebration) which offered numerous hands-on cultural stations including: kapa design, lei making, octupus ink printing; as well as hukihuki (tug of war) and haka moa (standing chicken fight). The day’s festivities also included a Hawaiian meal prepared by the senior class which included kalua pork (cooked in an underground oven), sweet potatoes, pineapple and haupia (coconut dessert).
14th Annual May Day & Ho’olaule’a
All 104 lower school students in kindergarten through grade 5 gave beautiful performances in our 14th Annual May Day festivities on Friday, April 26.
Mahalo to kumu hula Liana Aveiro who taught and led our students in another outstanding May Day program. After the performance, our entire school ‘ohana participated in traditional makahiki games, cultural stations and an authentic Hawaiian meal thanks to the senior class.