Lei Day

In Hawaii, May 1 is Lei Day. A lei-making competition showcases amazing, intricate and stunning lei made from Hawaii’s beautiful flowers and ferns, artisans demonstrate the craft of lei making, vendors sell lei of all types, entertainers, well, entertain, and hula halau (schools) grace audiences with Hawaii’s traditional dance—the hula. Nothing is cuter than the keiki (children) showing us how it’s done, as this 3-year-old demonstrates.

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  1. I was recently in Hawaii for my mother-in-law’s funeral. It was wonderful to soak up all that I’d left behind …flower leis…ono food…warm-hearted ohana…glorious sunsets…sandy beaches…the trade winds…and the serenity of the islands. My husband and I plan to return more often as retirement looms near. There’s really no place…

    …like home…hawaii… 🙂


    • Ahhh, you’re a kama’aina. Wherever we go we keep Hawaii in our hearts and minds, don’t we. It will always draw us back like a fisherman pulling in a line or waves rolling towards the shore. No matter where we go, it will always call us back home.


      • Were you born in Hawaii also? What island? I’m a native of Maui. No matter where I roam…the islands will always be…

        …home. 🙂


    • I was actually born on another island—England, but I’ve lived in Hawaii for most of my life after high school, so Hawaii has always felt like home. I went to college here: Windward CC and then UH-West Oahu. Where are you from on Maui? Have you heard of Izzie Abbott, the famous 90-year-old Hawaiian algae expert at UH who recently died? She was born in Hana, but said her parents moved to Oahu b/c it was impossible, back in those days, for her brothers to go to high school on Maui b/c they couldn’t get to Lahainaluna from Hana and that was the only high school on the island. I have some pictures of Maui on my website. They might bring back memories 🙂 http://www.jennifercritesphotography.com/Stock-Photography/Hawaii/Maui/920988_jR57kb#!i=42034099&k=2BjTcZF


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