Happy May Day and also Lei Day ....this beautiful annual celebration that happens throughout hawaii and was started in 1928 to celebrate the tradition of making and giving leis to friends and family.
Today we celebrate spring, colors, flowers and sharing our aloha with leis.
Celebrations happen throughout the islands and here in Hawaii there are many festivals arranged to cover this wonderful celebration including demonstrations, lei competitions, craft shows, hula and many other festivities.
One of my favorites is going to the Palace Theater in Hilo and a whole day celebration at Kalakaua Park in Hilo filled with many events celebrating this tradition.
Sari-Sari means a mix-mix life in Filipino and thats exactly how living is here in East Hawaii. Life is good on the Big Island and I'm exploring all my interests in the arts, photography and writing, food and cooking, gardening and sustainability, outdoor living and lifestyle, enjoying friendships and living the aloha life...come and share my adventure.
Writer, photographer, artist, food fanatic and wanderer,I love to visit and discover new places, exotic food and interesting people along my travels. I love to travel abroad and share new stories and images of my visits, food discoveries, culture/historic tours and trying something new and worth sharing. My photography and writing is a big part of the joy and creative process.
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