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The Makahiki games are an ancient tradition honoring Lono, the Hawaiian god of peace and agriculture. The season of Makahiki lasts four months u2014 usually November through February u2014 and in the ancient days, war was kapu, or forbidden, during this time. The people made offerings from the harvest to Lono, and everyone joined in athletic games. u201CWe learn good sportsmanship and helping each other as u2018ohana [family],u201D says a student.