8th Annual
Lei Day

1 May 2012

Hilo, Hawai`i

East Hawai`i Cultural Center

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Zero Waste
through kokua of
Recycle Hawai`i

Mahalo to:

East Hawai`i
Cultural Center

Big Island Music Awards

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

Self Storage


Antiques & Coins

Blue Kalo

Ed Case

Kaahele Hawaii Webzine

Kau Kau Kitchen

LeiManu Designs

Mitch Roth

Mufi Hannemann

One Small Hawaiian Gallery

Tulsi Gabbard



Ben Kaili

Bo Lozoff

Cymber Lily Quinn

Howard Shapiro
Marsha Hee

Kamana Senior Center
Japanese Dancers


Tiana Malone

Braddah Waltah Aipolani


Featured Lei Demonstrator
Randy Lee

Featured Lei Demonstrator
Aunty Elaine Inouye
Lei Hulu

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

Glenn Okuma
Coconut Weavings

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


Na Lei o Hawai`i Wall Calendar

Greeting Cards

Individual Cards



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!