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All About Hawaiian Leis

Updated: Feb 19, 2022

Aloha! Welcome to Hawaii, home to beautiful beaches, epic sunsets, tropical food and drink and the iconic flower lei. When it comes to Hawaiian leis, there is a lot to know, from lei etiquette to care and how to wear your lei.

We've written an informative guide to tell you everything you need to know about Hawaiian leis.


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What Is A Lei?


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A Hawaiian lei is a floral garland worn around the neck and common in Hawaii and Polynesia. In Hawaiian tradition, leis symbolize the aloha spirit, which includes love, friendship, respect, greeting, celebration and honor.

You might be given a lei as a welcome gift at the airport or when you check into your hotel. If you attend a wedding or othe