The graduation celebration for Punahou’s senior class, family and friends has been previously held at Stan Sheriff Center at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa , Neal S. Blaisdell Center and on campus. A tradition was born in 1963 when senior girls voted to wear Hawaiian Holoku instead of formal dresses.
Punahou’s annual fall school spirit celebration, a tradition that dates back to the late ’60s. The family event includes an evening of great food, keiki activities, a pep rally and the lighting of a 20-foot tall “P” structure.
Hoonani i Ka Makua Mau
The hymn sung in Chapel from grades 2 – 12 was written by Rev. Hiram Bingham as a Hawaiian translation of “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow.”
May Day and Holoku
Some of the School’s most popular spring traditions, offering students from K – 12 the opportunity to learn and perform mele, oli and hula.
Punahou’s alma mater written by Wilhelm Gartner, Punahou Class of 1902, sung to the tune of “Maryland, My Maryland.”
Reunion and Alumni Week
Held in June, these events bring alumni together for a week of opportunities to celebrate and connect both on campus and off. The focal point is the Alumni Lū‘au, hosted by the 24th Reunion Class on Saturday.