Makahiki usually begins mid-November and ends in January or February, aligning with the rainy season. During Makahiki season, it is a time set aside for harvest, sport, tribute and play. This season was also a time to honor the Hawaiian god Lono and his qualities were celebrated by feasting, hula, storytelling and competing in sports and games. Some of the games that were enjoyed during Makahiki were heihei kūkini (racing), mokomoko (boxing), hākōkō (a wrestling style similar to sumo), pūhenehene (a skilled-game of deception), and kōnane (a board game most resembling chess). Haumana across the state are able to be a part of the local Makahiki events in their area. Students near campus are invited to join students on campus each year for Makahiki.