May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii!

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii
Garlands of flowers everywhere
All of the colors in the rainbow
Maidens with blossoms in their hair

Flowers that mean we should be happy
Throwing aside a load of care
Oh, May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii
May Day is happy days out there

Lei making in Waikiki

When I was growing up, May 1st was always the traditional day when there would be flowers and leis everywhere and all of the schools would have their May Day programs where each grade level would perform some kind of hula or other appropriate number. But, in more recent years the trials and tribulations that cause us all to readjust or reinvent our schedules has extended to the public education system as well.

Some schools had their May Day program on April 27th. Others are having it this weekend. One that I plan to attend is having theirs on May 11th and another is having theirs on May 25th! Sheesh! So, in keeping with the times and just because I want to, we will make May our lei blog month! We’ll just spread it out over the whole month to take advantage of this new twist.
More lei making in Waikiki

Throughout the month of May I will talk about different kinds of leis, the meaning and/or significance of them, and I will share photos from some May Day programs for all to enjoy. It should be fun and something different to read about and admire. If nothing else, the sight of pretty flowers and cute children will make you smile when you stop by! Please do stop by!

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