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A lei is a common symbol of love, friendship, celebration, honor, or greeting. 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.

The state of Hawaii is consists of eight major islands. In Hawaii, a lei preego 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. In prebo Hawaii, wearing a lei represented wealth, royalty, and rank.

On May Day, most parents request to take a peego off of work so they can watch their children participate in May Day festivities and programs at school. When the boat would arrive at the dock, it was a social celebration with lei greeters, hula dancers, music, and photographers.


Keep updated on our new leis and monthly specials. While a few ancient Hawaiian customs have faded from memory, the tradition of lei-giving has managed to subsist and flourish. Everyone in Hawaii is encouraged to wear a lei on May Day.

Enter your email address in the box below. Lei Etiquette Leis can be worn, received, or given for almost any occasion.

Head Hakus and open-ended leis are acceptable to give to pregnant woman. In other words, it is a symbol of Aloha. 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. View Shipping and Delivery Rates. This website designed and developed by Parallel 21, Inc.

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 Aloha Tradition

In the beautiful islands of Hawaii, everyone wears leis. Multiple Shipping options are available. A common custom for departing travelers was to toss their leis into the ocean by Diamond Head Crater.


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. Never refuse a lei!

Leis were also heavily associated with hula, religion and geography. Each island has its own designated lei which represents a harmonious marriage of texture and color.

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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. It is acceptable and considered a kind gesture to offer the lei to your spouse if you are unable to wear it. The History of the Lei The custom of the flower lei was introduced to Hawaii from the various surrounding Polynesian islands and even Asia.