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

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


Island Film Group
 Producers of
Princess Kaiulani

Shipman Self Storage, Kea`au, Hawai`i

Tiki Torches and Lighting


Stories and Music of Hawai`i

Traditional Native Hawaiian and Native American flute music

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


Demonstrations
10:00 am – 2:30 pm
in
Downtown Hilo

at the
East Hawai`i Cultural Center
***********

The Lei Stand

Calendars

Na Lei o Hawai`i Wall Calendar

Greeting Cards

Individual Cards

Books

Index of
some
Lei Styles

*Lei Haku - braided lei

*Lei Hili - braided lei

*Lei Hilo - twisted lei

*Lei Hipu`u - knotted lei

*Lei Hulu - feather lei

*Lei Kui - strung lei

*Lei Wili - wrapped lei

"A lei is not just flowers strung on a thread. A lei is a tangible representation of aloha in which symbols of that aloha are carefully sewn or woven together to create a gift. This gift tells a story of the relationship between the giver and the recipient. many things can make up a lei. One can string flowers, seeds, shells, or berries into a lei. One can weave vines and leaves into a lei. One can weave words into a poem or song, which is then a lei. The ultimate expression of a lei is kamalei - the child which represents the intertwining of aloha between the parents."

The theme for our Lei Day festival is "He Mo`olelo ko ka Lei," A Story of the Lei. This theme was selected to help us to remember that each lei tells a story, perhaps of farewell, of return, or a job well done. . . but always, the story is of love.

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE MANY TYPES OF LEI

 Featured Lei Maker
Randy Lee

Randy Lee

Visit Randy each Wednesday and Saturday at the Hilo Farmer's Market in Downtown Hilo!

 

 Mahalo to
Aunty Elaine Inouye
for demonstrating
LEI HULU

Lei Hulu

Aunty Elaine is haumana to the esteemed Doreen Henderson

 Mahalo to
Aunty Joan
for demonstrating
LEI POINA`OLE

Aunty Joan and lei Poina`ole

 Mahalo to
Glenn Okuma
for hosting a
coconut frond weaving demonstration!

Glenn Okuma weaves coconut fronds

 

 Mahalo to
Mitch Roth
for hosting a lei demonstration booth!


Mitch Roth for Prosecutor

 Mahalo to
Mufi Hannemann
for hosting the
LEI MAUNA LOA
demonstration booth!

Mufi Hannemann

 Mahalo to
Kalani Oceanside Retreat
for hosting the
LEI HAKU
demonstration booth!

Lei Haku Kukui

 Mahalo to
Ed Case
for hosting the
LEI HILO
demonstration booth!

Ed Case

 Mahalo to
Tulsi Gabbard
for hosting the
LEI KUI
demonstration booth!

Lei Kui in Pikake

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Article Link: Hawaiian Lei - Garlands of Aloha

Nona Beamer, "Mo`olelo ko ka Lei" Queen celebrates the lei in song
Article Link: Celebrating the Hawaiian Lei with Song