|I have a hard time saying, "May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii" without singing it.|
As a kid, all I knew was May Day meant leis and a dance performance.
Every school in Hawaii puts on a dance festival of sorts for May Day. In junior high and high school you even have a May Day Queen, King, and other royalty. This thing is a big deal.
|2nd Grade May Day program|
People don't just wear leis on May Day.
|Leaving for a trip to Washington D.C.|
|6th Grade May Day program|
|High School Graduation|
|Our wedding reception in Hawaii|
Leis are one of the special and unique things about Hawaii. Giving a lei is the way we welcome people, show love, respect, appreciation, congratulations, or even farewell. A lei is the symbol of the "Aloha Spirit."
Tropical flowers are pretty abundant in Hawaii, and not so much in Utah. Check back tomorrow to see my favorite alternative to fresh flower leis.
Simply Modern Mom. Tiffany has a great flower lei alternative for your idle hands today!