The Merry Month of May

From graduations, musical celebrations to spiritual services, the Hawai‘i Convention Center was witness to a series of wonderful events this month. We recently played host to four commencement exercises from the University of Hawai‘i (School of Nursing and Dental Hygenie), Kapi‘olani Community College and the Kapi‘olani Community College Culinary Arts Program. It was great to see many happy families celebrate the achievement of the graduates!

We were also honored to take part in “Mele Mei”, a month-long celebration of Hawai‘i’s music and culture. Mele Mei events were held throughout Hawai’i, which culminated with the 38th Annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards here at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. The event filled our Ballroom with lovely Hawaiian music and cheers from the audience as the winners were announced.

Other noteworthy events include the annual Shinnyo-en Hawai‘i Water Consolatory Service, conducted to honor the memory of those who have passed away. This private service is organized by the same group that holds the annual Lantern Floating Ceremony at Magic Island on Memorial Day.

With such a celebratory and blessed month almost behind us, we look forward to even better months ahead.