May Day is Lei Day in Hawai'i Lei

May Day is Lei Day in Hawai'i Lei

Lei Day is a state-wide celebration in Hawai'i.  Established as a holiday in 1929, the festivities have consistently grown each year.

Each island has a special flower and color that represents her, Niihau is the only island not using a plant as its symbol.

Oahu - 'Ilima/Yellow

Big Island - Lehua/Red

Maui - Lokelani/Pink

Kauai - Mokihana/Purple

Molokai - Kukui/Green

Lanai - Kauna'oa/Orange

Niihau - Pupu Shells/White

Kahoolawe - Hinahina/Gray

Lei Day is a celebration of Hawaiian culture, the Aloha Spirit.  People give gifts of leis to one another.  Parades, festivals, craft fairs, Hula dances, pageants, contests, and ceremonies are a major part of the Lei Day celebration.  The most important ceremony takes place at Kapiolani Park on Oahu.

Shop our Pua Kenikni lei collection in varies models and colors, you can wear them year round to be reminded of the beauty of Lei Day.  May the Aloha Spirit be with you always.

 

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