8th Annual
Lei Day
Celebration

1 May 2012

Hilo, Hawai`i

East Hawai`i Cultural Center

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A
Zero Waste
Event
through kokua of
Recycle Hawai`i

Mahalo to:

Co-Sponsor
East Hawai`i
Cultural Center

Kokua
BIMA
Big Island Music Awards

HARA
HARA - Na Hoku
Hawai`i Academy
of
Recording Artists
Na Hoku
Hanohano
-
Mahalo for supporting Moku Hawai`i musicians

Kokua
Shipman
Self Storage

Supporters

Antiques & Coins

Blue Kalo

Ed Case

Kaahele Hawaii Webzine

Kau Kau Kitchen

LeiManu Designs

Mitch Roth

Mufi Hannemann

One Small Hawaiian Gallery

Tulsi Gabbard


Volunteers

Entertainers

Ben Kaili

Bo Lozoff

Cymber Lily Quinn

Howard Shapiro
&
Marsha Hee

Kamana Senior Center
Japanese Dancers

LeiManu

Tiana Malone

Braddah Waltah Aipolani


Demonstrators

Featured Lei Demonstrator
Randy Lee

Featured Lei Demonstrator
Aunty Elaine Inouye
Lei Hulu

Kristine Kubat
of
Recycle Hawai`i
Lei Hana Hou
(Lei from Recycled Materials)

Glenn Okuma
Coconut Weavings


Vendors
Become a Vendor
Now taking reservations for 2013

Lei Day Music
Learn melodies, lyrics, and hulas!


Lei Day 1 May 2012 Hilo Hawaii
"He Mo`olelo ko ka Lei"

The Lei Stand

Calendars

Na Lei o Hawai`i Wall Calendar

Greeting Cards

Individual Cards

Books

 

We will upload images of the 2012 art show here shortly after
Lei Day

In the meantime, please enjoy these images from previous
Lei Day art shows.

Kuahu Laka

2012 Lei Day Queen Hokulani Fo
Her Floral Majesty
Hokulani Fo
2012 Lei Day Queen

Enjoy a day celebrating the history, heritage,
and culture of the lei!

 

The Maile Sisters

 

 

Lei Kui Pikake

Ipu Heke

   

Lei hili

 

 

Hula Skirt

 

 

 


Lei hulu

 

Lei Kukui

To Face Challenge is to Grow

Six weeks before our 8th Annual Lei Day Festival we learned that 100% of our funding had been cut. Unable to pay for stages, sound systems, materials, supplies, entertainment, or even restroom facilities, the steering committee was in a quandry.

Then, Hawai`i showed what Hawai`i is all about.

This whole web page would be filled with "mahalo nui loas" and there still would not be enough bandwidth to thank all those who have stepped up to offer time, talent, supplies, and everything else it takes to put on a program like this.

As you go through the website and see the names of the various entertainers, demonstrators, "stagehands," and all the others who make a program like this happen, please know that not a single one recieved any compensation more than "mahalo nui loa for your time and aloha."

Mahalo, mahalo again and again.

Being entertainers and working people ourselves, the steering committee understands that pulling together like this, dropping everything to kokua, is huge. And so, to honor that aloha and effort, the committee is restructuring the festival business model so that the festival will become self-supporting and fiscally sustainable, providing not just a fun educational event for Moku Hawai`i, but a source of revenue for the participants and supporters.

Please show your aloha and support for the above businesses and individuals for keeping "He Mo`olelo ko ka Lei" a part of Hawai`i's calendar.

Please bear with us as we re-load the pages - check back frequently and watch us grow!