A Custom of Aloha

In the lush tropical paradise that is the Hawaiian islands, wearing leis is a long-standing tradition. Giving a lei is a cherished custom that has remained a beloved part of Hawaiian culture since ancient times. Just as the first Polynesian settlers to these beautiful islands gave leis to each other as symbols of love and celebration, FlowerLeis.com continues that tradition today.

In ancient Hawaii, the islanders honored each other and the Gods by wearing leis. To differentiate the various classes of royalty, they wore flowers, shells, leaves, seeds and nuts. The maile lei, a peace offering, was the most important of all the leis and was exchanged by battling chiefs as well as given during weddings and other important ceremonies.