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May, the Month of the Lei
May 110:00 am, Friday, May 1; Hilo; Kalākaua Park; May Day is Lei Day in Hawai`i: Join the fun at the 11th annual Hilo Lei Day Festival in a celebration of Hawai`i's "garlands of aloha." Event begins at 10:00 am with the decorating of the kuahu lei for Kuku`ena, goddess of lei making, and the reading of the Mayor's proclamation declaring May 1 "Lei Day in Hawai`i County" and "May the Month of the Lei in Hawai`i County." Free event. 10:00am - 3:00 pm. Call 1-808-895-0850 or e-mail Info@LeiDay.net for more information.
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Friday, May 1; Hilo; Pali Room; Lei Day Paniolo Ball - "Lei Hapa Pua Sepania" - by CJ's: Celebrating Hawai`i's Hispanic heritage and the contributions of the Mexican Vaquero. Location and details TBA.
Saturday, May 2; Hilo; Palace Theater; Hawai`i Island Festival of World Dance: A celebration of dances from around the world. Accepting entries. Contact info@LeiDay.net for more information.
Saturday, May 18; Mauna Kea; Visitor Information Station Conference Room; Malalo i ka Po Lani Culture Night; 8th Annual "I'll Weave a Lei of Stars for You" Lei Day / May the Month of the Lei presentation: Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah, with Hālau LeiManu, present the history, traditions and culture of the lei through story, chant, song, and hula. After the program, join the star party on the Onizuka Center lanai! For more details on this event, links for safety information, and driving, visit the Institute for Astronomy website. 6:00 p.m. Free.
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