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May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii – Hawaii Events 2020

30 March 2020 · Categories: Art & Lifestyle, Hawaii Real Estate, News & Events, Oahu Community, Oahu History

This year marks the 93rd Annual Lei Day celebration in the Hawaiian Islands. The tradition highlights the art and craftsmanship of lei makers, allowing them to demonstrate their skill and beautiful artwork. By showcasing a unique element of local culture, May Day honors the rich history of the Hawaiian people.

Lei Day began in 1927 with just a few people wearing lei in downtown Honolulu. The holiday has since grown into a recognized event complete with organized exhibits, competitions, and festivities. Today, Lei Day features lei making demonstrations, lei contests, and live entertainment from the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association. By dedicating a day to the celebration of local artists, Lei Day provides a moment of reflection and appreciation for the beauty of Hawaii and its culture. So remember, May 1st is a day to give and receive lei and ultimately a day to spread the Aloha spirit!

This year marks the 93rd Annual Lei Day celebration in the Hawaiian Islands. The tradition highlights the art and craftsmanship of lei makers, allowing them to demonstrate their skill and beautiful artwork. By showcasing a unique element of local culture, May Day honors the rich history of the Hawaiian people.

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Honoring Price Kuhio

Prince Kuhio Day on March 26 celebrates the life and legacy of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole. Prince Kuhio was a member of Hawaiian royalty and next in line for the throne when Queen Liliuokalani was overthrown. Rather than abandon his royal status, Prince Kuhio worked hard to ensure the future success of the Hawaiian people. He is remembered to this day for his unwavering support of his people in times of both peace and unrest.

Born on the island of Kauai, Kuhio was orphaned at the age of 13 and adopted by Queen Kapiolani and her husband, King David Kalakaua. His education consisted of the Royal School and Punahou School on Oahu. Two years after the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani, 25-year-old Kuhio participated in a rebellion that resulted in a prison sentence of one year. Upon his release, he married his fiancée, Elizabeth Kahanu Ka’auwai, and set off to travel around Europe and America.

Returning to the recently annexed state of Hawaii, Prince Kuhio pursued a career in politics. It was as a member of Congress that he made his greatest impact on Hawaii. Prince Kuhio served as Hawaii’s representative in Congress from 1903 until his death in 1922. His most lasting contribution came in the form of the Hawaiian Homes Act of 1920, which provided native Hawaiians land upon which to build homes and live.

The statue of the Prince, cemented in Waikiki in 2002, forever enshrined the ideals that he stood for. His unwavering support for the perpetuation of Hawaiian culture and protection of Hawaiian people earned him the title, “Prince of the People.” On the state holiday of Kuhio Day, the state of Hawaii recognizes the role Prince Kuhio played in securing a prosperous future for the Hawaiian people.

Prince Kuhio Day on March 26 celebrates the life and legacy of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole. Prince Kuhio was a member of Hawaiian royalty and next in line for the throne when Queen Liliuokalani was overthrown. Rather than abandon his royal status, Prince Kuhio worked hard to ensure the future success of the Hawaiian people. He is remembered to this day for his unwavering support of his people in times of both peace and unrest.

List Gives Back: Beach Clean Up with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

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On Saturday, June, 22, our company supported a good cause that hits very close to home. An island in the middle of the ocean, we all love our home for different reasons— but one thing that almost everyone can agree on is the unique beauty of the nature found on the Hawaiian Islands, especially its […]

Around Oahu

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AROUND OAHU – Upcoming Events in May MAY DAY FESTIVITIES 92nd Annual Lei Day Celebration Wednesday, May 1, 9am – 5:30pm Kapiolani Park The annual Lei Day Celebration provides a venue, where one day of the year is set aside to celebrate the lei and the skill and artistry of Hawaii’s lei makers.  This event […]

List Gives Back – Lanakila Pacific Meals on Wheels

Our volunteers, Ann Camacho, Aileen Rodriguez-Chizer, Tiffany Chen, Lena Lin, Mari Hirano, Yuki Takenaka, Vanessa Tsukano, Adam Tay, Steve Nihiser, Jessica Nihiser

As our first community service event of 2019, List Sotheby’s International Realty Hawaii worked in cooperation with Lanakila Pacific Meals on Wheels, providing nutritious meals to the kupuna (elderly) and those in need. Lanakila Pacific is a non-profit organization with a mission “to build independence and an improved quality of life for individuals with cognitive, […]

Urban Honolulu Among Top 5 Metros Affected by the New Tax Law

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The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently conducted an analysis to identify which metro areas will be most affected by the new tax laws. NAR’s research determined that those metro areas with a high percentage of homes with mortgages that are worth over $750,000 and those metro areas where home owners typically pay more than $10,000 […]

SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY ASSOCIATES AMONG TOP HONOREES AT HAWAII BUSINESS MAGAZINE’S TOP 100 REALTORS EVENT

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This year, Hawaii Business Magazine celebrates 11 years of publishing the Top 100 Realtors list, the gold standard in identifying the highest producers in Hawaii’s real estate industry. Sotheby’s International Realty sales associates from across Hawaii were among those honored. The exclusive gala open to invited guests only, was held at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel […]

3 Reasons To Consider Hawaii Loa Ridge Homes For Sale

Benefits Of Hawaii Loa Ridge Homes For Sale

It’s no secret that Oahu is a tropical utopia full of gorgeous sandy beaches, turquoise seas, and breathtaking scenic vistas. However, even paradise offers certain neighborhoods that stand out in any housing market. Case in point: Hawaii Loa Ridge. Homes for sale in this  neighborhood provides residents with a unique range of amenities, making it […]

Hawaii Literacy: 2017 Recipient of HASIR Charitable Fund

Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby's International Realty

The Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty (HASIR) Charitable Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) made a presentation to the fund’s 2017 grant recipient, Hawaii Literacy, on Friday March 10th at the Kahala office of LIST Sotheby’s International Realty, 4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The group of Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates presented […]

Congratulations Judy & Seiko

27 January 2017 · Categories: Hawaii Real Estate, News & Events, Oahu Community · Tags: Judy Whitfield, seiko Ono

Congratulations to our newest Certified Residential Specialists, Judy Whitfield and Seiko Ono. We are so proud of your hard work and dedication

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