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The Hawaiian Lei

The history of the Hawaiian lei, different types of leis and flowers used to make them, the proper way to do a Hawaiian lei greeting, where to buy a lei, and how tomake a Hawaiian lie.

Hawaiian Lei
Photo Credit: Hawaii Tourism Japan

How to Make a Hawaiian Lei
Free online istructions for making fresh flower leis, seed leis, fresh leaf leis, paper leis, and crocheted yarn leis, plus books with lei-making instructions and lei identification guides.

How to Give and Receive a Lei
Traditions, etiquette, protocol of giving, receiving, and wearing a lei. Also includes instructions for storing and disposing of a lei made of natural materials.

Lei Greeting Services in Hawaii
These companies will provide traditional lei greetings at airports in Hawaii and some of the them also provide other services such as airport transportation and greetings featuring Hawaiian musicians or hula dancers.

Books About the Hawaiian Lei
A collection of books explaining how to make a Hawaiian lei and books about the lei history, culture, and etiquette.

Articles About the Hawaiian Lei
A collection of articles with information about the Hawaiian lei day holiday, lei etiquette, and several introductions to the Hawaiian Lei.

Types of Hawaiian Lei
A guide to the different types of lei you will see in Hawaii.

Hawaiian Burial at Sea Services
A traditional Hawaiian burial at sea will include scattering a loved one's cremated ashes in the sea followed by scattering lei or fresh flowers into the water.
- Hawaiian Sea Burial Company

See also:
- Lei and Tropical Flower Shops on the Web
- May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii

Related Links
The Culture of Hawaii
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Wikipedia on the Hawaiian Lei

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