May Day (May 1st) is also known as Lei Day in Hawaii, and it’s a statewide celebration of the aloha spirit and the giving of the flower lei. No matter which day of the week May 1st falls on, the Lei Day Celebration takes place at Queen Kapiolani Park in Waikiki. The annual event features live music, a stunning lei contest exhibit, hula performances, demonstrations, craft and food vendors, and so much more!
Tabs LOVED Lei Day (obvs), and he was a huge horticulturalist. Straight up, he was a fiend for flowers, especially of the edible variety.
No matter what he was doing or where he was, Tabs wore a lei every May 1st. He loved holidays that allowed him to flex his creative muscles.
Tabs was also a skilled lei kumu, or teacher. He taught all of the neighborhood kitties how to string their own, and then of course how to work them on the runway.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,