8th Annual
Lei Day
Celebration

1 May 2012

Hilo, Hawai`i

East Hawai`i Cultural Center

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A
Zero Waste
Event

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
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Mahalo for supporting Moku Hawai`i musicians

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

Demonstrators

Vendors
Become a Vendor


Shipman Self Storage

Island Film Group
 Producers of
Princess Kaiulani

 

Tiki Torches and Lighting

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!

 

Hawaiian Stories, chants and music

 

Native Hawaiian and Native American flute music

 

Island Film Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


Entertainment
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
in
Downtown Hilo

at the
East Hawai`i Cultural Center
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The Lei Stand

Calendars

Na Lei o Hawai`i Wall Calendar

Greeting Cards

Individual Cards

Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honoring
the late

Buddy Fo

2003 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award

Special Performances by Her Floral Majesty 2012 Lei Day Queen
Hokulani Fo

2012
Lei Day
Entertainers

 

Ben Kaili
2009 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Nominee

 

Bo Lozoff
2012 Big Island Music Awards winner

 

Cymber Lily Quinn
2012 Big Island Music Awards winner
Cymber Lily Quinn

 

Dennis & Christy Soares
2012 Big Island Music Awards winners * 2012 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Finalists

 

Howard Shapiro
Producer of See the Flame CD used by Amnesty International
and to
promote the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Howard Shapiro

 

Kamana Senior Center
Japanese Dance Group

Providing education, recreation, and happiness to Hawai`i!

 

LeiManu
2012 Big Island Music Awards winners

 

Marsha Hee
Hula Dancer and Cultural / Environmental Educator

Marsha Hee

 

Tiana Malone
2012 Big Island Music Awards winner
Tiana Malone

 

Braddah Waltah Aipolani
1991 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Winner * 2012 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Finalist

 

Nona Beamer, "Mo`olelo ko ka Lei" Queen celebrates the lei in song
Nona Beamer
Lei Day Queen
2005
Article Link: Celebrating the Hawaiian Lei with Song