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While a few ancient Hawaiian customs have faded from memory, the tradition of lei-giving has managed to subsist and flourish.

View Shipping and Delivery Rates. Head Hakus and open-ended leis are acceptable to give to pregnant woman. The state of Hawaii is consists of eight major islands. In Hawaii, a lei is given for an office promotion, a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, or any special event.

A lei is a common symbol of love, friendship, celebration, honor, or greeting. The History of the Lei The custom of the flower lei was introduced to Hawaii from the various surrounding Polynesian islands and even Asia.


Many Hawaiians feel that a closed lei around the neck is bad luck for the unborn child.

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Leis were also heavily associated with hula, religion and geography. On May Day, most parents request to take a day off of work so they can watch their children participate in May Day festivities and programs at school.

In the beautiful islands of Hawaii, everyone wears leis. Always graciously accept the lei with a toothy smile and a kiss on the cheek. Multiple Shipping options are available. It is acceptable and considered a kind gesture to offer the lei to your spouse if you are unable to wear it.

If you are allergic or sensitive to flowers, then discreetly and apologetically slip-off the lei. Lei Etiquette Leis can be worn, received, or given for almost any occasion. In ancient Hawaii, wearing a lei represented wealth, royalty, and rank. Each island has leu own designated lei which represents a harmonious marriage of texture and color.

The Aloha Tradition

Everyone in Hawaii is encouraged to wear a lei on May Day. Keep updated on our new leis and monthly specials. Last, but not least, there is one more taboo…it is considered in Hawaii impolite to give a closed tied lei to a pregnant woman.


However, royalty and Hawaiian chieftains favored the fiery, vibrant Ilima—a thin orange blossom that 1020 hundreds of flowers to make a single lei strand. A safe return to Hawaii was ensured if their lei drifted to shore. Most of these leis are unavailable for shipping to the mainland due to strict agricultural laws. A common custom for departing travelers was to toss their leis into the ocean by Diamond Head Crater.

In other words, it is a symbol of Aloha. This website designed and developed by Parallel 21, Inc.

Never refuse a lei! When the boat would arrive at the dock, it was a social celebration with lei greeters, hula dancers, music, and photographers.

Most Hawaiians preferred the Maile lei–a leafy vine that has fragrant spicy-sweet leaves that is draped and worn open-ended to the waist. Enter your email address in the box below.