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Lahainaluna to celebrate David Malo Day

By Staff | Apr 14, 2011

LAHAINA — Lahainaluna High School’s 42nd annual David Malo Day Ho’olaule’a will center around the theme “Na Leo I Ka Makani” (Voices on the Wind).

One of the community’s foremost cultural celebrations, the event is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, at Boarders’ Field on campus.

The traditional event opens with a pa’ina — a poi supper that includes laulau, lomi salmon and haupia — at 5 p.m., followed by the David Malo Day sunset pageant at 6 p.m.

The pageant opens with a welcome ‘oli (chant), followed by chanting, singing and dancing by the Boarders’ Chorus and Hawaiiana Club.

Unique to this year’s event is Lahainaluna’s celebration of 175 years of its Boarding Department, a work/study concept that is the only one of its kind in the public school system in Hawaii.

Boarding students from all walks of life and from different class years will converge on campus to make the evening special.

For information, or to purchase $15 tickets to the event, call 662-4000.