HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE
Crafters will share their wares Tuesday at the Village May Day Celebration in the Hilton Hawaiian Village main lobby.
Leis, crafts on display at Hilton May 1
Tuesday, May 1, is May Day in Hawaii, a time to celebrate the season's blooms. Hilton Hawaiian Village will mark the occasion with "A Village May Day Celebration," taking place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hotel's main lobby, with 16 crafters offering jewelry created from shells, pearls and semiprecious stones; Hawaiian art; children's books; handmade crochet leis; decorative Hawaiian hair ornaments; and Tahitian clothing.
For visitors who want to get acquainted with island flowers, there will be a Hawaiian lei display near the desk of the Hilton's social director, Sharon Weddle. Here is a list of the types of lei that will be on view:
Awapuhi keokeo: White ginger
Hee: Umbrella tree; translation "octopus"
Hala: Pineapple tree; translation "to pass, a new beginning"
Hinahina: Pele's hair
Ilima aloalo Pele: Bell hibiscus; common name lantern Ilima
Kalaunu: Crown flower
Kenikeni: Pua kenikeni; translation "ten-cent or dime"
Kiele: Gardenia; common name cape jasmine or gardenia
Kika: Translation "cigar"
Kukuna-o-ka-la: Oriental mangrove; translation "rays of the sun"
Kupaloke or kupalo: Tuberose
Lehua pepa: Bozu; translation "paper lehua"
Lai or ki: Ti leaf; translation "peaceful"
Loke: Rose; common name damask rose or JB
Maile: Alyxia oliviformis; translation "chain, resembling the olive"
Melia: Plumeria; common name frangipani or plumeria
Nuku iiwi: Jade; translation "beak of the iiwi bird"
Ohai alii: Chief's poinciana
Okika: Orchid; common name dendrobium
Pikake: Arabian jasmine or sampaguita; translation "peacock"
Ponimoi: Carnation; translation "flower of love"
Waina kai: Sea grape