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Enter your email address in the box below. The History of the Lei The custom of the flower lei was introduced to Hawaii from the various surrounding Polynesian islands and even Asia.

The Aloha Tradition

When the boat would arrive at the dock, it was a social celebration with lei greeters, hula dancers, music, and photographers. While a few ancient Hawaiian customs have faded from memory, the tradition of lei-giving has managed to subsist and flourish. Keep updated on our new leis and monthly specials. In the beautiful islands of Hawaii, everyone wears leis.


A lei is a common symbol of love, friendship, celebration, honor, or greeting. Never refuse a lei! Multiple Shipping options are available.

If you are allergic or sensitive to flowers, then discreetly and apologetically slip-off the lei. Each island has its own designated lei which represents a harmonious marriage of texture and color. In ancient Hawaii, wearing a lei represented wealth, royalty, and rank. Always graciously accept the lei with a toothy smile and a kiss on the cheek.

Many Hawaiians feel that a closed lei around the neck is bad luck for the unborn child. The state of Hawaii is consists of eight major islands. Lei Etiquette Leis can be worn, received, or given for almost any occasion.

On May Day, most parents request to take a day off of work so they can watch their children participate in May Pregoo festivities and programs at school. A safe return to Hawaii was ensured if their lei drifted to shore. Ptego Hakus and open-ended leis are acceptable to give to pregnant woman. In other words, it is a symbol of Aloha.

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Leis were also heavily associated with hula, religion and geography. View Shipping and Delivery Rates. A common custom for departing travelers was to toss their leis into the ocean by Diamond Head Crater.


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. Everyone in Hawaii is encouraged to wear a lei on May Day. Li, 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. 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.

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Most of these leis are unavailable for shipping to the mainland due to strict agricultural laws. It is acceptable and considered a kind 1052 to offer the lei to your spouse if you are unable to wear it.

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