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                               Public Information Division
                               Department of Customer Services
                               City & County of Honolulu
                               523-4385 (www.co.honolulu.hi.us/)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 25, 2002

 

LEI DAY FESTIVAL COMES TO KAPIOLANI PARK

             The Department of Parks and Recreation presents Pulama I Ka Lei (Cherish the Lei), a celebration of Lei Day on Wednesday, May 1, at the Queen Kapiolani Park.

            Leis for entry in the Adult and Teen Lei Contests are welcome and may be dropped off  at the parking lot near the bandstand between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.  Children interested in entering leis are asked to create their leis on-site between 3 to 6 p.m.  Cash prizes will be awarded in various categories.

            From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be demonstrations and exhibits of traditional Hawaiian arts and crafts, as well as sales of food, lei and handcrafted items.

            The Royal Hawaiian Band also will perform beginning at 10 a.m.  This musical interlude will be followed by the investiture of the 2002 Lei Queen Elizabeth Mapuana Freitas at 11 a.m.

            Throughout the afternoon, spectators may view hundreds of fragrant leis on display while enjoying the songs and dances of the Lei Day performers.

 

            12 p.m.            Campbell High School Polynesian Studies Singers and Dancers
                                    Kumu Hula Peter Lonoaea 

1:15 p.m.          Hawaii Loa and Eddie Palama 

2 p.m.              House of I’O Kahala
                                    Kumu Hula Leimomo Maldonado 

3 p.m.              Aloha Pu’uwailani Hula Halau
                                    Kumu Hula Donna Sylvester 

4 p.m.              Hula Halau ‘O Hokulani
                                    Kumu Hula Hokulani De Rego

 

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Tuesday, July 09, 2002

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