Hawai‘i will experience the first solar eclipse of 2013 TODAY and we will be the only state in the U.S. able to view this cosmic event. Although Australia will be receiving a full annular solar eclipse, here in Hawaii we will be having a partial eclipse. The peak of the show will be at about 3:45pm HST. At that moment about 30% of the sun will be covered by the moon.
May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii Nei! Lei Day – May first – was the brainchild of Don Blanding. In 1927 he came up with the idea of a uniquely Hawaiian holiday that everyone could celebrate. His editors at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin presented it to the public and the idea was enthusiastically embraced.
Lei Day became an official holiday in 1929. During those first years the event included the selection of a Lei Day queen and court. Lei Day celebrations continue today, marking the first day of May with lei-making competitions, concerts, and the giving and receiving of lei among friends and family.
The 86th annual Lei Day Celebration in Waikiki takes place all day today. Fresh flower leis will drape on statues. Keiki prepare for weeks to dance and perform for their parents at schools around the state. It is a great day to share your warm ALOHA with everyone!
Design your “one of a kind” ring with us! Choose your metal, ring width and weight, add your name and custom design or select one from our most popular. These rings are hand formed and engraved here in Honolulu, Hawaii. It’s so easy and fun to do! This is a gorgeous custom, two-tone Hawaiian ring with a scalloped border. Happy Aloha Friday!
Dedicated in 1913 the Kilauea Lighthouse served as a pivotal navigation aid for ships on the Orient run. Today, it is one of Kauai’s most visited sights with more than 500,000 annual visitors. This is also the location of the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, a sanctuary for seabirds. Signage throughout the refuge identifies the area’s bird species, including frigates, shearwaters, boobies and Laysan albatrosses nesting on the property. You’ll see them soar the skies above the refuge, many landing on a small nearby island covered in birds. During December through May, you may even catch a glimpse of humpback whales. This scenic peninsula, 200-feet above sea level, is a must-see on your visit to the North Shore.
Bring a touch of Hawaii to your special day with our gorgeous two-toned Ali’i ring. Choose your combination of yellow, rose or white gold. Wear it as a band or add some sparkle with a gemstone of your choice. Hand engraved with Hawaiian leaves and scrolling to symbolize Hawaii’s ocean waves and natural beauty.
Every year, thousands of couples travel from different parts of the world to exchange vows in Hawaii. It’s no wonder that many of them choose to wear Hawaiian Wedding Rings. Hawaiian rings differ from other wedding rings only in design, which draw inspiration from the flowers and sea life of Hawaii. Our online builder allows you to create your very own pair of wedding rings for both you and your beloved.
Hawaii’s 50th annual Merrie Monarch Festival is in full swing. For the first time ever, the former Miss Aloha Hula’s performed on stage together at last night’s Ho’ike. Hawaii’s beloved musician, Kumu Robert Cazimero also performed a special tribute to his Kumu, Ma’iki Aiu Lake. It’s history in the making as the participants embrace hula’s past and look toward hula’s future. Festivities continue through the weekend with Miss Aloha Hula, Kahiko and ‘Auana competitions.
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