Lei Day

(lay day)

(Holiday) May 1st is celebrated as Lei Day in Hawaii. Most elementary schools have a program with each class singing and dancing.

No Lei Day program would be complete without this hapa haole song:

May Day is Lei Day in Hawai`i
Garlands of flowers ev’ry where
All of the colors in the rainbow
Maidens with blossoms in their hair
Flowers that mean we should be happy
Throwing aside our load of care, Oh!
… May Day is Lei Day in Hawai`i
Lei Day is happy day out there.

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