Posted by: kauaikolea2 | April 16, 2016

Return to Your Kauai Vacation Rental: May Day, Lei Day, and Traditions


Leis are made by any one of 8 techniques, including weaving, knotting, and braiding.  Come to Kauai on Lei Day and learn to make a lei.

When you think of Kauai, do you think of coconuts, palm trees, and leis?  Leis are closely associated with the Hawaiian islands, celebrations, and civic events.  Everyone loves to be greeted at the airport with a lei….and the kiss that traditionally accompanies it.  No event on Kauai is complete without leis.

May 1 is Lei Day on Kauai, and is one of the most beautiful traditions on island.  Hundreds of leis are entered into the contest held annually at the Kauai Museum: leis of flowers, fruits, beads, feathers, leaves, and more.  The leis are displayed for all to admire.  If you think a lei is simply pikake or plumaria blossoms, the variety, and beauty, of the leis will astound you.

The Kauai Museum will offer lei-making workshops and the chance to purchase beautiful leis on May 1, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  The Kauai Museum is located in the center of Lihue, a short hop from any one of Hula Now’s Kauai vacation rental units at Islander on the Beach, Kapaa Sands, or Kauai Beach Resort.  You can book units that sleep 1 to 4 people directly on line at any time, and see actual photographs of each Kauai vacation rental, at After a day of lei making, relax in one of Hula Now’s affordable luxury Kauai vacation rentals with ocean front, ocean view, or resort/garden view.  Fine dining is available locally, as well as casual “grinds”.  The units at Kapaa Sands have full kitchens with ovens and cooktops.

Lei tradition, besides offering a lei with a kiss, includes draping the lei over the shoulders and never refusing to accept a lei.  Remember, before you pack up and fly home, with head and heart filled with wonderful memories of Kauai, to toss your lei into the Pacific Ocean.  Tradition has it that just as the  tides will eventually return the lei to the Kauai beach, you too will return.


Wishing you warm Aloha!


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