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Always graciously accept the lei with a toothy smile and a kiss on the cheek. Multiple Shipping options are available. View Shipping and Delivery Rates. However, royalty and Hawaiian chieftains favored the fiery, vibrant Ilima—a thin orange blossom that requires hundreds of flowers to make a single lei strand.

A safe return to Hawaii was ensured if their lei drifted to shore.

In the beautiful islands of Hawaii, everyone wears leis. This website designed and developed by Parallel 21, Inc. Enter your email address in pprego box below.

The Aloha Tradition

It is acceptable and considered a kind gesture to offer the lei to eli spouse if you are unable to wear it. While a few ancient Hawaiian 1050 have faded from memory, the tradition of lei-giving has managed to subsist and flourish.


Leis were also heavily associated with hula, religion and geography. Many Hawaiians feel that a closed lei around the neck is bad luck for the unborn child.

When the boat preo 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.

The History of the Lei The custom of the flower lei was introduced to Hawaii from the various surrounding Polynesian islands and even Asia. Everyone in Hawaii is encouraged to wear a lei on May Day.

Most of these leis are unavailable for shipping to the mainland due to strict agricultural laws. In ancient Hawaii, wearing a lei represented wealth, lri, and rank. Lei Etiquette Leis can be worn, received, or given for almost any occasion. A common custom for departing travelers was to toss their leis into the ocean by Diamond Head Crater.

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. In Hawaii, a lei is given for an office promotion, a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, or any special event. If you are allergic or sensitive to flowers, then discreetly and apologetically slip-off the lei.


A lei is a common symbol of love, friendship, celebration, honor, or greeting. In other words, it is a symbol of Aloha. Keep updated on our new leis and monthly specials.

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Never refuse a lei! Each island has its own designated lei which represents a harmonious marriage of texture and color.

The state of Hawaii is consists of eight major islands. Head Hakus and open-ended leis are acceptable to give to pregnant woman. On May Day, most parents request to take a day off of work so they can watch their children participate in May Day festivities preo programs at school.