Leis of the Islands

Hawaiian gifts

Certain plants and flowers became associated with different islands due to abundance or special meanings. In 1923 Hawaii's Territorial Legislature adopted "Na Lei 'o Hawaii" designating each island an official lei and color. Oahu was given the yellow ilima, Maui was given the pink rose lei or loke, the big island of Hawaii was given the red lehua, Kaho'olawe the silver-gray hinahina, Kauai was given the purple mokihana, Niihau was given white pupu shells, Lanai the orange kauna'oa and Molokai was given the green kukui. If you are interested in exploring flower leis visit your local library to find books on Hawaii's native flowers, leis and how to make them.

KTC Hawaiian has a wide selection of Hawaiian leis -- we deliver Hawaii to you!

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