The rising of the Makali'i star cluster marks the beginning of the Makahiki season, in honor of the god Lono, the god of rain and agriculture. It is a time to celebrate the end of the harvest, when wars and battles were ceased, and sporting games commenced. The word "Makahiki" is translated as "Year" and the Hawaiian year is measured from the rising of the Makali'i star group in the Eastern horizon beginning in mid-November.
A healthy harvest meant survival, just as businesses need good products to be successful. We believe the ideals in the celebrations of the Makahiki and the symbolism of a new "Year" and new beginnings are all things that we bring to our work here at the Makali'i Group.