Tag: lei

  • Lei of Aloha

    Lei of Aloha

    Lei Day, May 1, is dedicated to the Hawaiian tradition of making and giving lei. But some may not know the the tradition entails much more than the officially dedicated day. The traditions that surround lei make them appropriate for many occasions. Hawaiian tradition also offers particular lei for celebrations and seasonal events.

  • Help us Sew a Lei for Memorial Day!

    Each year the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation is honored to help organize the Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, commonly known as “Punchbowl” or Pūowaina. This year the ceremony marks the 70th year under the tutelage of the City and County of Honolulu, and will be held…

  • Blossoms for the Brave Lei-Making Event

    As Mayor Alan M. Arakawa has said, “As we sew lei together, we express our gratitude for their service, and for the many ways these men and women helped shape the community we live in today, ‘Blossoms for the Brave’ is a wonderful opportunity to meet up with old friends and neighbors as we remember…

  • The Search Is On for the 2018 Lei Queen!

    Do you know any kūpuna women who are skilled in hula and lei-making, love the Hawaiian culture and live the spirit of aloha? If so, encourage them to apply for 2018 Lei Queen. The City’s Department of Parks and Recreation, which organizes the program, selects court members from different age groups to celebrate phases of…