Surround Yourself with BloomsBig Island
There’s little else that says “Hawai‘i” than a flower lei. This garland of flowers that is given as a gift upon greeting guests is a fragrant symbol of aloha.
Lei can be as simple as a daisy chain-like string of perfumed plumeria; or as intricate as a multi-braided haku lei composed of flowers, berries and leaves. Either way, it’s an honor to receiveone.
In Hawai‘i, May Day is Lei Day when many kama‘aina wear lei. Lei displays and even competitions are a part of the celebrations. Other days of the year, one can find lei at lei stands, florists, farmers’ markets and even at island grocery stores.
Many hotels and resorts offer lei-making classes, sometimes for free. Ask your concierge if there’s a class nearby.