May Day Is Lei Day In Hawai'i Nei

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Happy May Day! Or as Hawai'i calls it... Lei Day.

Lei Day was celebrated for the first time in 1927. Officially coined a Hawaiian holiday in 1929, the communities on each island come together in traditional Aloha spirit fashion.

Photo  © 2019 Angelina Hills Ribet

There are huge celebrations in Honolulu on the beach in front of the historic pink hotel, The Royal Hawaiian and at the Queen Kapiolani Park; both of which are in Waikiki. Here you will find the Lei Queen who is chosen by her lei making abilities, fluency in Hawaiian language, and how well she hula dances.  There is tons of live Hawaiian music, Keiki (children) hula dancers, food, and other great events. You can’t go wrong.

Photo  © 2019 Angelina Hills Ribet

Photo  © 2019 Angelina Hills Ribet

Lei Day is the perfect time for local families and visitors to indulge themselves in the past and present of the islands' history. If you find yourself in Hawai'i this year check out this article for all the happenings going on.

If not, the islands are waiting for you.

A hui hou!

Photo  © 2019 Angelina Hills Ribet

Mahalo Angelina Hills Ribet for letting us share these beautiful May Day photos! All pictures are copyright of Angelina Hills Ribet. You can check out more of her photos and art at and her Instagram @Angelinahills

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