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   Longest lei-Honolulu sets world record

[May 3]HONOLULU, Hawaii--May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii and Honolulu set the world record for the Longest Lei: a 5,336 feet in lengh (1,626 metres) lei that stretched for more than a mile at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki.
  Photo: Volunteers hold up a section of the world's longest, lei, made of fresh tropical flowers, in Kapiolani Park in front of Diamond Head mountain near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Thursday, May 1, 2008. The lei was officially recorded at 5336 feet, well over one mile of hand-picked exotic flowers.(AP Photo/Lucy Pemoni)- enlarge photo

  
 "We exceeded our goal,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann. “We were hoping to reach one mile. I want to thank the people of Honolulu, and especially the dedicated and hard working members of our Department of Parks and Recreation in addition to our corporate sponsors and volunteers, for making Lei Day 2008 the biggest and best in recent memory.”
    Photo:Volunteers attach plumeria, orchids and other fresh tropical flowers on a section of the world's longest, lei in Kapiolani Park in front of Diamond Head mountain near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Thursday, May 1, 2008. The lei was officically recorded at 5336 feet, well over one mile of exotic flowers.(AP Photo/Lucy Pemoni) -enlarge photo


   "We exceeded our goal,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann.  (enlarge photo)

  Volunteers holding the world's longest lei, wind around the edge of Kapiolani Park near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Thursday, May 1, 2008. The lei was officially recorded at 5336 feet, well over one mile of hand-picked exotic flowers.(AP Photo/Lucy Pemoni) (enlarge photo)

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   After taking office in 2005, Mayor Hannemann challenged the Parks department to reinvigorate this uniquely Hawaii holiday and enhance Lei Day activities so that the day will reemerge as a premiere cultural celebration of Hawaii.

   “The Department and Director Les Chang have certainly risen to that challenge,” Hannemann said. “This year, we had 152 lei entered in our lei contest in various categories. That’s up nearly 50% from the 106 entries last year, and exactly double the 76 entries we had in 2006. I couldn’t be happier for the growing turnout and participation in Lei Day, and would love to see it continue on this trend over the next several years.”
  

   "I'm very happy we're going to be in the Book of World Records," said Mayor Hanneman. "A lot of people participated to make this happen and it's another great cultural achievement for the people of Honolulu."

   After documentation, the crowd was allowed to take segments of the record-breaking lei with them as souvenirs.

 
 
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