Posted by: kauaikolea2 | March 22, 2015

Think Kauai! Think Leis, Lei Day 2015


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Lei makers from days gone by ready with an assortment of leis.  Not all leis are flowers, did you know? You can take a class and learn how to make all kinds of leis.

Quick! What comes to mind when you think “Kaua’i”?

Some of the answers off the top of our heads include leis, and Kaua’i has opportunities for you to delve deeper into leis and Lei Day 2015 (which is May 1).

One of our most popular posts on kauaikolea.wordpress.com is about lei traditions. In general, there are  few rules when it comes to wearing a  lei. Anyone can wear one, anytime; no need for a special occasion. It is perfectly fine for you to purchase or make a lei for yourself. It is common for locals to have a nut, seed or shell lei on hand to wear on special occasions, and hats are often adorned with flower, fern, or feather leis. However, there are a few rules you should know when receiving a lei for the first time. A lei should be a welcomed celebration of one person’s affection to another. Therefore, always accept a lei, never refuse. The proper way to wear a lei is gently draped over the shoulders, hanging down both in front and in back. It is considered rude to remove a lei from your neck in the presence of the person who gave it to you, so if you must, be discreet.

Because it is acceptable to make a lei for yourself, why not visit us for the May 1, 2015 34th Annual Irmalee and Walter Pomroy Lei Contest?  It will be held in the courtyard of the Kaua’i county museum (very close to our Hula Now Kauai vacation rental condos) from 11 AM to 4:30 PM.  This free event will have workshops on lei making, leis and other craft items to purchase, food, and live entertainment.  It is child-friendly and handicap accessible.    On May 2, 2015, also at the Kaua’i county museum ($5/family) is a keiki (children’s) lei-making class.

While you are here, why not stay with us longer than simply Lei Day 2015?  Another very popular event on Kaua’i is the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk.  For a minimum $35 donation, walkers receive breakfast at the Kaua’i county museum and a tee shirt, and enjoy the company of hundreds of other folk, visitors and residents alike, on a 2.9 mile walk through historic Lihue.  What a great way to get some exercise, meet new friends, reconnect with old friends, and give back to the residents on the island?

So, come, stay with Hula Now in an affordable luxury Kauai vacation rental condo.  Hula Now has rentals that sleep 1 to 4 people; some units have full kitchens, too.  You can view all our properties — oceanfront, ocean view, garden/resort view — and book safely on line at any time at our beautiful website, www.hulanow.com.

We hope to see you soon on island and show you our brand of warm Aloha!

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