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  • atypicalLIVING 6:56 am on May 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Brothers Cazimero, , Lei Day in Hawaii, May Day, Mountain Apple Company   

    May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii Nei 


    May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii Nei.

    The annual Spring Celebration in Hawaii, this day is a day where you hook up all your friends, family (and if you go to school, your teachers) with a lei to show your love and appreciation for them. Started in the 1920s by a local newspaper columnist and poet, the first May Day is Lei Day celebration was in 1927.

    Since then, it has been a traditional custom every May 1st. SO, find a string of flowers, find someone you love or respect and hook them up. And PLEASE, no lame getting Lei’d jokes. Act like you HAVEN’T heard that before.

    So, to ensure that you’re not lame and that you have an awesome May Day, here’s a video of Hawaii’s ambassadors of May Day, The Brothers Cazimero performing “My Sweet Pikake Lei” from the 25th anniversary of the Cazimero May Day Concert. Shouts out to Mountain Apple Company.

  • atypicalLIVING 7:00 am on May 1, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Lei Day, May Day   

    May Day is Lei Day, sonnn! 

    It’s May 1st. And in Hawaii, that only means one thing: May Day is Lei Day.

    Started in the late 1920s by local columnist and artist Donald Benson Blanding and Grace Tower Warren, the day commemorates Hawaiian Culture and the awesomeness of the floral bouquet that natively grows here.

    Donald Blanding is also credited with inventing the tradition of throwing your lei overboard as one is departing from Hawaii. The story goes that if you throw the lei overboard and it floats back to shore (which it almost always does), it meant that you were destined to return one day.

    So, whip out those flowers and go get lei’d… or lei someone else.

    Ummm, not like that.

    Anyway, make someone’s day by hooking them up with a string of dope looking flowers. Besides, it’ll probably get you off the hook from something in the near future. Like locking the keys in the car. Or forgetting to buy milk.

    Anyways, the atypicalLIVING fam wishes everyone a happy May Day… and if you see Lofa around, throw one around his neck.

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