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Flower StemApplication Deadline Extended For 2019 Lei Court

Application deadline extended for 2019 Lei Court

Applications must be received by Friday, Jan. 18

The application deadline to become part of the 2019 Lei Court has been extended. Applications will now be accepted until Friday, Jan. 18 at 4:30 p.m. Those submissions must be received by that date, and not post marked.

Applications may be hand delivered or mailed to:

Department of Parks and Recreation

Attn: Culture and Arts Section

1000 Ulu‘ōhi‘a Street, Suite 309

Kapolei, HI 96707

Applications are available online at in the "Lei Day Celebration" section. You may also access that form by clicking here. For information on the Lei Court Selection event and applications contact Samantha Sun at (808) 768-3032.

Applicants must be 18 to 30 years of age by the day of the selection event to qualify.

The Lei Court Selection will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kapolei Hale. The public is invited to enjoy this beautifully unique display of Hawaiian pageantry as the event is free and open to the public.

During the selection, applicants will be judged on their lei-making abilities, hula performance, poise, personality, and public speaking in English and Hawaiian. The selection will determine the Lei Queen/King and their princes/princesses to represent the City and County of Honolulu in an honorary capacity during select events throughout the year. Of those events, the Lei Day Celebration is one of the most prominent.

The theme for the 2019 Lei Day Celebration is Lei Kahakai - seashore lei.

The 92nd Annual Lei Day Celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Kapi‘olani Park, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. In preparation for the annual lei contest, the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation is offering free lei-making workshops for the public. The schedule of those classes is available online.

Source: City and County of Honolulu News Releaseb

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