Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii!

I hope you all had a lovely May Day! In Hawai'i, May 1st isn't the workers' holiday it is here in Europe - it's Lei Day. Since the 1920's, May Day has been a celebration of Hawaii's culture and flora and especially our traditional lei!

Members of the May Day Court at the University of Hawaii in the 1940's decked out in a variety of lei. 

Today my mother strung a plumeria lei for me in honor of the holiday. Mahalo mom! I wish I could wear it today - plumeria smells so good!

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