May Day

Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind is proud to maintain our cultural influence with our students and school community with May Day,  known also as Lei Day. This tradition began in Honolulu in 1928 as a way of celebrating our custom of giving lei. The celebration often falls on May 1st, and most schools across our state have May Day programs each year.

Here at HSDB, our school performance includes every one of our students participating in some way  The program may include a royal court procession, a gratitude chant, as well as several performances.  This is something our students and staff look forward to every year.