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Off Track: May Day is Lei Day in Hawaiʻi

May 1, 2018

From the Images of Old Hawaii website

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaiʻi. When you give a lei, you are giving a part of you. Likewise, as you receive a lei, you are receiving a part of the creator of the lei. The first Lei Day was in 1927 and celebrated in downtown Honolulu with a few people wearing lei. From that it grew and more and more people began to wear lei on May 1. In 1929, Governor Farrington signed a Lei Day proclamation.

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