Monday, May 4, 2009

MTM: Lei Day

Aloha! Welcome to Honolulu!
Click on photos to enlarge The Visitors Watch the Sunset, I Watch Them.
"Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please."

Green Green Glory!

"The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it."
Abbie Hoffman

Let's buy a lei for a friend!

"That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way."
Doris Lessing

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii!
Kapiolani Park was filled with flowers for the 82nd Annual Lei Day Celebration on May 1st. Lei Queens held court, judges picked the best lei, children learned Hawaiian crafts and heard the old stories at Tutu's (Grandmother's) Hale (Hah-lay, a Polynesian house) while the Royal Hawaiian Band and other wonderful musicians filled the Spring air with the gentle sounds of Hawaiian Music. If I know our mayor, Mufi, he sang a song or two, while I was off stuffing my face with all the ono (yummy) food.
Then on Saturday morning, all the lei were presented at the final resting places of Hawaii's Kings and Queens. Lei Day is a sweet custom, one of many here in this Land of Aloha. It sure would be wonderful to see YOU enjoying yourself under tropic skies. . . when I'm out there Walking in Waikiki. . . ALOHA! -- Cloudia
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