May Day in Hawaii is also Lei Day. The first Lei Day was held on May 1, 1928. On this spring celebration day, festivals are held with hula, music, lei making demonstrations and exhibits. A lei represents the spirit of Aloha with its colorful flowers, hand craftsmanship and fragrance. It always brings a smile and joy to the giver and wearer. Happy May Day!
The Laua’e “fern” is one of the most beautiful and well known ferns throughout the Hawaiian islands. It is also one of the few indigenous to these islands. Hawaiians use it for scenting their kapa cloth or weaving with Hala (or pandanus) for lei making. Designed by Eddy Y.