Participate in one of the island’s rich traditions and present someone with a fragrant lei.
Every year since 1929, the Hawaiian Islands have recognized May 1 as Lei Day. As proclaimed by the late-Gov. Wallace Rider Farrington, Lei Day was a day to “observe and honor the traditions of Hawai‘i-nei by wearing and displaying lei.” Although the event is once a year, locals continue the culture of giving a lei to anyone celebrating a special occasion. Visit any grocery store in Maui for a sweetsmelling flower lei and give it to someone you love.