Punahou presents a rich and varied slate of events each year, ranging from traditional annual events like Flaming P and Carnival, to unique speakers engagements and forums. Some of Punahou's marquee annual events include:



August 16, 2017

School doesn't begin for students at Punahou until they are addressed at the annual Convocation, held on the morning of the first day of school. Gathering at Alexander Field, the welcome back celebration consists of encouraging speeches and thoughtful comments from Punahou's president, principals, chaplains and other special guests. More


Flaming P

OCTOber 6, 2017

Punahou's annual fall school spirit celebration begins with a home football game and includes an evening with great food, keiki activities, a pep rally and the lighting of the 10-foot tall Flaming P. More


Lacy Veach Day

October 28, 2017

The annual Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery honors the life of the late Charles Lacy Veach, a 1962 Punahou graduate who served for fourteen years as a pilot in the US Air Force and went on to fly two NASA space shuttle missions. More



February 2 – 3, 2018

Punahou's annual two-day fundraiser draws thousands of Carnival-goers. The proceeds from Carnival help support the more than 400 students at Punahou who benefit from its financial aid program. More


May Day and Holokū

April 21, 26 and 27, 2017

The 1960s marked the beginning of the annual Holokū Pageant. Hundreds of seniors volunteer to pay tribute to the history of the Hawaiian Islands through an exciting sequence of ancient and modern hula and chants during two evening Holokū performances. More


Graduation Events

May 27 and June 2, 2017

Commencement week begins with Baccalaureate, a farewell address delivered to Punahou's graduating class and typically held at the historic Central Union Church. Parents are recruited to help with preparations, including the making of the garland that beautifully decorates the front of the church balcony. More


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