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Friday, April 4, 2014

Contact:  Roger Watanabe, 768-3042  


87th Annual Lei Day Celebration lei contest rules available


Honolulu – The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) today announced that Lei Day lei contest rules are now available to the public and may be downloaded from DPR’s website,, or received by mail.


The theme for the 2014 Lei Day Celebration is Lei Hali‘a Aloha (lei recalling sweet memories).  There are three lei contests this year:  Hawaiian lei, youth Hawaiian lei, and lei lipine (ribbon, fabric, yarn lei).  The material selected for the theme lei, one of the categories of the Hawaiian lei contest, is one or more of the following: pikake, pua kenikeni, maile and ‘ilima.


Lei lipine entries must be submitted on Saturday, April 12, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at the Makiki District Park Auditorium, 1527 Keeaumoku Street.  Lei received after 10:30 a.m. may be displayed but will not be eligible for prizes.  No lei lipine entries will be accepted on May 1.


The lei contest exhibit will be open to the public on May 1, from 1 to 5:30 p.m., in the area between the Queen Kapiolani Regional Park Bandstand and the Waikiki Shell.  The exhibit boasts some of the most exquisitely crafted lei in a variety of colors and methods.


DPR is offering free lei making workshops and the schedule is posted on DPR’s website.


The celebration is presented by the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Parks and Recreation, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, Matson, and Oceanic Time Warner Cable.


For more information about the 87th Annual Lei Day Celebration, please visit or call Roger Watanabe, Lei Day Publicist, at 768-3042.