May Day!

May Day is a holiday in Hawaii to celebrate Hawaiian culture. The schools embrace this by having the kids learn a hula and elect a royal court. The Royal Court goes back to the Hawaiian monarchy and is a pretty big deal. So we were proud of Omar for being elected to kindergarten prince. (Even if it meant after school practices for WEEKS!)

So this proud mama was super excited to see what the kids had been up to!

I found Mckenna waiting for everything to start, as usual gossiping with her friends!

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Guess who was up FIRST?! Prince Omar and Princess Sienna representing the island of Kaho’olawe. (I was in the perfect seat!) He didn’t even see me he was so focused.DSC_1412a

 

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DSC_1427aThey were SO adorable walking down all by themselves. I was so proud of them!

The rest of the court did the same thing, one pair from each grade representing an island. Then came the crown bearers for the King and Queen.

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And the Kahili bearersDSC_1433a

 

And finally the King and Queen

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Here is the assembled Court.DSC_1442aEach grade then did their hula which was great, they all did an amazing job!

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And of course I have Mckenna’s recorded for your viewing pleasure!

Then the Royal Court performed their own hula. Omar did so well!

And here is Omar showing off his lei that his princesses mom gave him (how sweet is she? I totally failed at parenting that day!) The volunteers did an AMAZING job decorating!

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My cuties that did an EXCELLENT job!DSC_1479a

 

 

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May Day is Lei Day!

 

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii, and it’s all about celebrating Hawaiian culture. I love it! Everywhere you go people are wearing fresh flower leis and it is such a fun celebration! We weren’t able to get downtown to see the festivities but we will for sure get there next year!

 

One of the traditions is to elect a royal court with a King and Queen and princes and princesses. We didn’t go see them but we have our own royalty in the house, Omar was elected to Kindergarten prince which is quite the accomplishment! The school is having their big May Day event later in the month and we will get to watch all of the grades dance a hula and the royal court will be dancing their own hula as well! I can’t wait!

 

But to celebrate lei day, the kids got to make some fresh flower leis themselves. Gotta love it! The plumeria are everywhere around here and Mckenna wants to start making them more often!

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