The Lei, a colorful string of festive flowers that speaks volumes about the tropics and Hawaii in particular, is the one thing. Lei Dei is a celebration of these traditional gifts for tourists to the islands and to raise awareness about the small details that may not be immediately obvious to casual visitors. This celebration celebrates the Hawaiian culture and the aloha spirit. Lei Day allows you to dream about the islands and plan a trip (or return) to this jewel of the Pacific. Their lush green shores.
The history and culture of native Hawaiians has been shaped by the Lei. Anyone who has seen photos or been to the islands knows that they are lush, vibrant playgrounds that exude color and sound. This creates a peaceful oasis of relaxation and peace. Every island has a flower to represent it, including the bright red Lehua bloom from the Big Island and the bright yellow Kauna’o flowers from Lanai.
1929 was the year that Lei Day was established. However, celebrations began in 1927 at Hawaii’s bank and eventually reached Kapi’olani. Lei Day is a unique celebration that reflects the mix of cultures that call these islands home. Every aspect of Hawaiian culture, from musical traditions to dance styles, has been combined to create a unique blended culture.
There are concerns that the blending cultures across the islands could lead to the loss of Hawaiian cultural identity over time. Ethnic values may also be lost. Lei Day is a mediator in this conflict, introducing others to Hawaiian culture and celebrating Hawaiian culture.
Leis can be used to represent joy, love, hope, love, farewell and many other meanings depending on their composition and when they were given. You might want to choose a few islands to visit while you’re there. Each island has its own celebrations so it is worth looking into. You can also research the symbolism of the lei, then make your own leis to give to friends and family. This is a great way for you to bring a little bit of Hawaii culture into your daily life.