Happy Hawaiian Lei Day 2016

PRE-WWII HAWAII in COLOR Hawaiian Lei Day

In 1928 a poet named Don Blanding suggested there should be a holiday honoring the Hawaiian custom of making and wearing lei. As a result, May 1 became Lei Day. This short film made just prior to the outbreak of WWII shows Hawaii and the Lei tradition in Kodachrome glory. Note the many men in uniform who appear throughout. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA.

 



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