Memorial Day often marks the unofficial start of Summer. This year, as the world is opening up again following the Covid-19 pandemic, Memorial Day is not only the start of summer it also marks the restart of many events. To help you celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ve curated a list of fun, family-friendly ways to celebrate Memorial Day with HAPARI.

Support and Remember our Military Service Men and Women

More importantly than Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer, the holiday is dedicated to remembering and honoring the many men and women who valiantly gave their lives for our country. It’s also a day to remember our ancestors and loved ones who paved the way for our individual families to be where they are today.

This time of year many veteran and Memorial Day organizations host fundraising drives selling poppies to generate revenue for disabled or wounded veterans. These poppies, worn on both Memorial Day and Veterans Day, symbolizes the many honorable soldiers who gave their lives for our country. The popularity of the poppy came about in 1922 after the famous WWI poem “In Flanders Field.” Support one of these organizations to recognize and honor the holiday!

a field of red poppies

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Spend the Day at the Lake!

With the weather heating up, it’s time to bust out your HAPARI swimsuit, swim towel, and all the water gear for the kids. Plan an afternoon at the lake or beach (or if you don’t live by either check out a nearby pool or splash pad). Spend the day making memories playing in the water with your family. Bring some snacks and lunch to complete the afternoon. And, don’t forget the sunscreen! And, if you take pics in your HAPARI swimsuit make sure to tag us @hapari to be featured on our page.

To keep you safe during your day at the lake, we recommend bringing one of our HAPARI Long Sleeve Rash Guards. Our rash guards are designed to give you added sun protection on hot days. These surf-inspired tops are designed to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays and offer UPF 50+ protection. Grab one in one of our new 2021 collection prints!

kids in a lake splashing and playing

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Plan a Picnic at the Park

Looking to do something outside with the family but want to keep it low key? Plan a picnic at the park. Pack a lunch or grab takeout, bring a blanket and some sunscreen and you’re all set. If you have little kids, find a park with a playground for them to burn off energy. If you have older kids, bring a soccer ball or football to play a game or pass the ball around. No matter what you do, spending time with your kids this Memorial Day will be well worth it.

For active days at the park, we love wearing activewear. Is there anything worse than sweating in jeans and a t-shirt? Check out our full HAPARI activewear line here to grab a new sports bra, Fit tank, or leggings. And, score a great deal now because most of our activewear is 20% OFF right now!

family gathered in back yard for lunch

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Attend a Community Event

Last but not least, attend a community event! After the year we all just had, if you have an opportunity and feel safe to do so, get out of the house and go to an event. Whether it’s to attend a local farmers market, fair or parade to celebrate and remember our military servicemen and women, or a concert. Don’t forget what a privilege it is to be able to go to a community event!

Need some new gear to head outside this summer? Check out our HAPARI accessory section. Our mesh hats are perfect for keeping the sun out of your face during your outing. Grab one for just $25 bucks (and pssst use code SALE25 to score 25% off!)

shoppers browsing the aisles of a farmer's market

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Shop Now!

Now that you have the perfect recipe for a tasty margarita, it’s time to score a new swim suit to lounge by the pool with said drink. Check out all of the print options and colors to find the right one for you. For a limited time, score 25% OFF sitewide during our pre-Summer sale when you use code SALE25. Some exclusions may apply.


Ready for more lifestyle articles, product features and healthy living tips? Check out the other articles in our HAPARI blog. We include special product spotlights, healthy eating and fitness advice, and exclusive insider deals on our swimwear. 

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