The very first ever Lei Day Celebration was held in 1927 – so this years Lei Day Celebration on May 1, 2018 will be the 91st Annual alot has changed since that first year where only a few people gathered to celebrate in downtown Honolulu wearing lei.
This annual event is held at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki from 9:00am – 5:30pm with the current schedule of events for this years celebration include but schedule to change so check the link below for current updates as all schedules are subject to change
- 9:00am-5:30pm Various entertainment throughout the day
- 10:00am-3:00pm Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association Concert
- 11:00am Lei Court Investiture
- 1:00pm-5:30pm Lei Exhibit Opens to the public
- 10:00am – 4:30pm Kulana Lei
Many receive a fresh orchid lei greeting upon arrival into Hawaii and do not realize that the lei play a part in so many aspects of Hawaii life and the lei day celebration is a day to showcase this. Flower leis are given to people for all sorts of occasions to say welcome, goodbye, for birthdays,weddings,graduations and more. Many of the beautiful lei that will be on display will showcase the artistry of lei makers – and visitors learn about the materials used and that htey have special spiritual and physical properties specially chosen for the giving of each lei. The type of flower used depends on the occasion, and different ones may be given to males and females, some popular flowers include orchids such as in the photo above, the maile vine, ilima, white ginger, tuberose, pikake and plumeria.
Taking part in cultural events and experiences while you are in the islands will add so much to your experience so be sure to check on the website for The Hawaiian Islands for events on the islands during your visit.
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