May Day is Lei Day
May 1st is May Day, also known as Lei day. May Day celebrates not just the sharing of Lei's, it symbolizes the spirit of Aloha that resounds through the na'au of the islands native people, the Kanaka Maoli and Kama'aina.
Some of the performers included the Makaha Sons (as seen above minus camera man), Kapena, Cazimeros (evening show).
When I was a kid, I never quite appreciated May Day because we (class) had to sit still for looooong periods of time in this very park under the sun all morning. I think I enjoy it alot more now, having the freedom to roam and enjoy all the events.
The gentleman with the camera in the above image went on the stage and started photographing the crowd as well as John and Jerome Koko and Moon Kauakahi. He's got the best shots in the house!!!
For your viewing pleasure ;)
[ More May Day pictures here ~52 ]
[ Video of Makaha Sons and hula 'auana here ]
[ History of Hawai'is Lei Day ]
P.S. I normally post the previous days image the next day, so its now 12:30 AM, May 2nd as I write this for May 1st images =)