Lei Day Events

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by d360, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. d360

    d360 Administrator

    May 1st is Lei Day in Hawaii.

    Honolulu Lei Day Events
    The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association will play in the lei exhibit area (open area between the bandstand and the Waikīkī Shell), from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    The Lei Contest Exhibit will be open to the public from 1:00-5:30 p.m., in the open area between the bandstand and the Waikīkī Shell.

    Kūlana Lei, a village of Hawaiian artisans, as they share their talents and skills with exhibits and demonstrations throughout the day (10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). While at Kūlana Lei, have the mo‘opuna(grandchildren) – come visit Tūtū (grandmother) at Tūtū’s Hale and hear stories, play Hawaiian games, learn a song, how to make a lei, and other Nā Mea Hawai‘i (Hawaiiana) activities.

    Maui Lei Day Events
    Lei Day event at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehionāpuaikawēkiuokalani Cazimero will perform along with the musicians and dancers. Lei Day concert is part of the MACC’s Ho’onanea Series and takes place on Sunday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. Pre-show festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Yokouchi Pavilion and will include music and hula in the courtyard with Pā’ū O Hi’iaka

    Please post any additional events.
  2. wanderer

    wanderer Moderator

    Hawaii is so pretty on the First of May. The flowers are perfect then!

    From what I think, the biggest celebrations for Lei Day take places on Oahu, which makes sense because that's the capital. In addition to the events you listed in Honolulu, there's a lot of heritage events happening at Queen Kapiolani Park, which is located in Waikiki. It's a free place to visit, so you'll won't have to pay to see demonstrations of lei making, hula dancing, and championship leis. Plus, this year's Lei Queen will be crowned. You know she'll have a lovely lei of flowers to wear.

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