Lei Day in Honolulu, 1928.

Honolulu was truly festive on this day to wear lei, and so too was the Bank of Hawaii in Honolulu, which was like a lovely flower garden. Most of the maile lei and lehua lei which decorated that display of flower lei were however from Hawaii Island. The single first prize went to Mrs. Liggie [Liggle?] Lee at that show in Honolulu.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 5/8/1928, p. 2)

Uluwehi maoli no o Honolulu...

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XXI, Helu 48, Aoao 2. Mei 8, 1928.

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One thought on “Lei Day in Honolulu, 1928.

  1. The original Bank of Hawaii building at King Street and Bishop Street had a large open lobby, with the teller desks around the sides. This is where the first Lei Day competition was staged, as this article says. This structure was demolished in 1968 and the bank moved across to the makai side of King Street into the new Financial Plaza complex.

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