Art of the Hawaiian lei for Lei Day

Brenda’s post about May Day celebrations around the world explains a bit about the significance of the different colors of leis and why today is Lei Day in Hawaii. She’s in the midst of enjoying the celebrations. One major event is a contest where the best lei makers create wonderous flower garlands.

This video shows leis being made and close up shots of the result. These are not the typical leis you find at the Honolulu airport to put around someone’s neck as a gesture of welcome. As lovely as those are, these leis are works of art. Along with lei-making shots are vintage photographs of other Lei Days. The song “Pua ‘A’ala” is a fitting touch.