May Day Is Lei Day In Hawaii

In Hawaii, May Day is also known as Lei Day, and is normally set aside as a day to celebrate island culture in general and native Hawaiian culture in particular. While it was invented by a poet and a local newspaper columnist in the 1920s, it has since been adopted by state and local government as well as by the residents, and has taken on a sense of general spring celebration there. The first Lei Day was proposed in 1927 in Honolulu. Leonard “Red” and Ruth Hawk composed “May Day is Lei Day in Hawai’i,” the traditional holiday song. Originally it was a contemporary fox trot, later rearranged as the Hawaiian hula song performed today.

More:
Lei Day In Hawaii
May Day Wiki
Honolulu Sets Out To Create Worlds Longest Lei
Honolulu Lei Day Celebration
Don Blanding (One of the original founders of Lei Day)




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2 Responses to “ May Day Is Lei Day In Hawaii ”

  1. That’s a great post!

  2. @billso: Mahalo! Hope your Lei Day was a good day! :)

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