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MAYOR ANNOUNCES LEI DAY EVENTS
(Mon., April 23, 2012)
"I continue to be impressed on how important Lei Day is to us," said Mayor Carlisle. "This wonderful event perpetuates the very essence of what makes our state and our island unique in the world."
The theme for the 2012 Lei Day Celebration is Lei U'i Onaona (Sweet Lei of Youth). This free event features the coronation of Lei Queen Pōmaika'inokeakua Lenore Klein and her court, First Princess Kalai Sina Chow, Second Princess Christian Lei U'i Kaholokula, and Princesses Catelin Kawahinekoa Aiwohi, Lorene Yoshimi Gima, and Courtney Ellen Lynn Ku'uleilani Lynch.
Entertainment and Hawaiian music, including a steel guitar concert, is offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The lei exhibit, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., boasts some of the most exquisitely crafted lei in a variety of colors and methods. Kūlana Lei is new this year and includes a
Although the lei lipine category is now closed, it is not too late to enter the Hawaiian lei or youth lei contests. The material selected for the theme lei, one of the categories of the Hawaiian lei contest, is pīkake and/or pakalana. The deadline to submit all Hawaiian lei and youth lei entries is May 1, from 7:30 to 9 a.m.
This celebration is presented by the Department of Parks and Recreation, and sponsored by Hawaiian Electric Company, Times Supermarkets, and the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
For more information, please visit www.honoluluparks.com or call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 768-3041.
Media Contact: Kai'ulani Kauahi, Lei Day Publicist, 768-3041.