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LEI COURT SELECTION EVENT (90TH ANNUAL)

Oahu (Honolulu)

McCoy Pavilion
1201 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

http://www.honolulu.gov/parks/program/182-site-dpr-cat/1685-lei-day.html

Dates

03/03/2018 09:00 AM - 03/03/2018 03:00 PM

Description

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. We are told that the first celebration and exhibit of lei was at the Bank of Hawaii. In 1928, the first lei queen was Nina Bowman. Mayor Charles Arnold crowned Lei Queen Nina Bowman here in Honolulu.Each year, the lei court is selected from one of the four rotating groups. This year is the year of Na Kupuna (61 and older).Each contestant vying for top honors will be scored on lei making skills, poise and personality, speaking in both English and Hawaiian, and Hula Auana.The top three contestants are selected as the court.

Contact Info

Kaiulani Kauahi
808-768-3041
rkauahi@honolulu.gov


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