May Day Is Lei Day

Don Blanding, Hawaii’s “poet laureate” had a great idea, one that led to the creation of a new holiday, Lei Day.  Held annually on May 1, Lei Day celebrates the making and wearing of the traditional lei fashioned from  flowers, shells, nuts, leaves, or feathers.  Thus the popular slogan, “May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii Nei (this beloved Hawaii).”

 Lei are the unspoken expression of “Aloha,” – “greeting,” “farewell,” “love,” “hope,” “joy” and more, many more, communicating the conviction that while a lei lasts but a while, the thought conveyed lasts forever.

 With that in mind, the people of The Table:  United Church of Christ of La Mesa, will celebrate Lei Day during their 10:00am worship service, Sunday, May 1, 2016.  Dancing special Praise Hula will be special guest, Auntie Kahanoa, teacher and hula instructor at San Diego’s Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi’ilani.

 We invite you to share this day with us.   Own a muumuu?  An Aloha shirt?  Wear it!  And don’t forget to top it with a lei!

 All are welcome at The Table, an Open and Affirming congregation.  The church is located at 5940 Kelton Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942 (619-464-1519, www.tableucc.com).

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