Photos: 2024 UH Hilo International Nights

International Nights is a long-standing tradition at UH Hilo that spans over four decades and is a favorite event on campus among students, the community, and visitors.

Each year the International Student Association at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo produces International Nights, a colorful and fun show featuring performances from the many different cultures and countries represented at the university. This year’s show was held Feb. 23, 2024, at UH Hilo’s Performing Arts Center.

(Photo credits: Leoshina Kariha, Elpert Elias Jr., Yebeen Lee, and Erika Kajiwara. Click photos to enlarge.)


Taishoji Taiko

Drummers in an image where the movement of the drummers arms is caught in a blur.


Hui Haumāna Hawaiʻi ma Hilo

Close up of Hawaiian dancer in kihei.


Kaselehlie Pohnpei Club

Two lines of dancers, men are standing, women are seated. Men are shirtless. Women have leaves as headdress.


Ngelekel Belau Club

Group of dancers on stage, clear light, women have leaves around their waists.


Japanese Students Association

Long line of dancers, some in kimono, some in modern dress shirts. Green light in the background.

Marshall Islands

Marshallese Iakwe Club

Large group of dancers, men and women, all wearing red and black, red lighting. Women have neck garlands.


Hawaiʻi Irish Dance

Group of men and women, all in black, men at back are holding up flags of Irish crests, women are dancing at front of stage. Green lighting on stage.


Kosrae Hilo Organization

Group of dancers on stage. A man and woman at front are holding a Kosrae flag.


Hispanic Heritage Club

Two women dancers in ruffled Mexican dresses, one in white, one in red, holding out the wide skirts as they twirl.


Tupulaga O Sāmoa Mo A Taeao

Head female dancer in large headdress.

Share this story