May day is "Lei" Day!

Get Lei-d! In early 1928 writer and poet Don Blanding wrote an article in a local paper suggesting that a holiday be created centered around the Hawaiian custom of making and wearing lei. If you are ever on Oahu on May 1, you'll get to experience this Hawaiian holiday first-hand for yourself. The first Lei Day was held on May 1, 1928, and everyone in Honolulu was encouraged to wear lei. Festivities were held downtown with hula, music, lei making demonstrations and exhibits and lei making contests. One, day, maybe May Day will include Hoppy!