Everyone knows the beauty of leis and the sunny, tropical lands they’re from. What many people don’t know is that there is more to these garlands than just the beauty and fragrant scent to these ancient symbols. If you’d like to know more about how leis began, what they represented to the ancient Hawaiians and the types of materials that make them up, see the wealth of resources below. You’ll find out how best to care for each type of lei, how they are presented to others, how to wear them properly and other facts about these amazing and beautiful pieces.


The Aloha Corner


  • Flower leis on Mother’s Day - For many, a person’s mother is one of the most important people in their life. Hence, Mother’s Day has taken off in a very big way ever since it came into being in the early 1900s. There are a lot of different kinds of gifts one can get for their mother on Mother’s Day – […]
  • Why do we celebrate May Day? - Outside of “Island Life”, May Day is a day that is not celebrated by perhaps as many people as is, say, Mother’s Day or Christmas, but it is significant nonetheless. This is because May Day is a celebration of our passing into spring – which, while we technically have entered spring already, for a lot […]
  • The Merrie Monarch Festival - The Merrie Monarch Festival is a week-long celebration of hula and Hawaiian culture. The popularity of hula and this festival has grown internationally.
  • Hawaii Celebrates Art & Music - Pow! Wow! Hawaii is a week long celebration of the arts and music. Each POW! WOW! celebration includes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, and concerts.
  • Our Favorite Hawaii Foods - Hawaii is one of the most diverse states in America with many residents identifying themselves as multiracial. Hawaii’s diversity comes from its sugar plantation history of immigrants traveling from Asia and Portugal to work as farm laborers. The food from Hawaii is a unique blend of many different cultures and one of the many reasons that […]
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