Aloha friends! Today (May 1, 2018) is the 91st annual Lei Day in Hawaii. I’d love to be celebrating somewhere tropical, but the weather is getting nicer here in New England. Hopefully, soon it’ll feel like being on a Hawaiian getaway too. Across all islands, schools celebrate Lei Day with songs, hula dancing and a procession of the Lei Day court. at least, it was first held in the courts and town halls but has since been moved to Kapi’olani park where it is still being held today.
The lei is the universally recognized symbol of Hawaii. Traditionally, fragrant and vivid blossoms are made into garlands. Although commonly and commercially made from flowers, lei are often crafted with leaves, nuts, shells, feathers or ribbon. They embrace their wearers and are warm, welcoming gifts that represent love, compassion, respect, and celebration.
Hopefully, you get Lei’ed today.