The very first Lei Day was held on May 1, 1928. All of Honolulu were encouraged to wear a lei and festivities were held downtown with hula, music, lei making demonstrations, exhibits and lei making contests. Today, no matter what day of the week May 1 falls on, the Lei Day Celebration takes place at Queen Kapiolani Park in Waikiki. The event features live music, a lei contest exhibit, hula performances, demonstrations, craft and food vendors, and more. This event is free and open to the public.
Even if you can’t make it to the festivities, we have a suggestion of prints that will make you feel like you are here.
Escape to Tongareva with this tropical men’s aloha shirt inspired by beautiful and vibrant island life. Flowers and plant life pop against a bold background in a shirt that is ready to go with you on any adventure.
The bold and contrasting colors in this print feature tropical Awapuhi, or ginger plant known for its fragrance and beauty. Made in our famous Spooner KlothTM fabrication, this men’s aloha shirt is instant fun and effortless style.
An inspiring showcase of spring colors featured in whimsical flowers and foliage. This easy-to-care-for men’s aloha shirt is a must-have to gear up for all the fun.
Bold textured painting of much love plumerias and tropical leaves will transport you to the islands instantly.