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(Wed., November 16, 2011)The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is seeking applicants for the 84th Annual Lei Queen selection.  The deadline to apply is Friday, January 13, 2012. Applications are available at, or by contacting DPR at 768-3041.


The theme for the 2012 Lei Day Celebration is Lei U'i Onaona, Sweet Lei of Youth.  Applicants must be between 18 30 years of age by Saturday, March 3, 2012 to qualify.  The lei queen selection will be held on March 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at McCoy Pavilion.  The event is free and open to the public.


The 85th Annual Lei Day Celebration will be on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Queen Kapi'olani Regional Park and Bandstand, from 9:00 a.m., to 5:30 p.m.  In preparation for the annual lei contest, staff will provide free lei-making workshops at various sites on O'ahu in April.  Visit the website or call the number above for the schedule and more information.


For more information, contact Kaiulani Kauahi, Lei Day Celebration Chairperson, at

768-3041 or email