Hilo Local Customs

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  • 1. Hawaiian Shirts

    I don't think this picture has much to do with cultural tips, ha,ha.... But I liked it, and had to put it somewhere... ;-)) At least it is in the right City ;-)) .... We did stop at this store, in...

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  • 2. Kukui Necklaces

    The Kukui nut lei is made from the Kukui Nut Tree.The Kukui Nut Tree is also known as the Candlenut Tree and in ancient Hawai’i the nuts were burned to provide...

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  • 3. Kukui nut oil

    The Kukui nut tree is the official state tree of Hawaii.For centuries Hawaiians have used the oil from the Kukui nut tree to relieve and protect their skin from...

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  • 4. Flower necklace

    Leis are a very popular custom in the islands. They are given upon arrival and for many other occasions such as birthdays, graduation, showers, and weddings....

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  • 5. Available or not?

    The custom of placing a flower behind your ear is a great one. It is much easier to see a flower than a ring finger. It is very important to note which ear it...

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  • 6. Pidgeon Talk

    Eh bra, whatcu like hah? You no stay looken at me ah? No talk la'dat to me I gon poun you out!Translation: Sir, what do you want? Are you looking at me? Do not...

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  • 7. Shaka Bruddah

    Wha?? What's that hand/thumb/pinky thing they're doing??? Don't be scared! It's just a local (not necessarily Hawaiian in origin) greeting we call, shaka! Many...

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  • 8. Footwear Fear

    OK, local's do not fear footwear hahaha. However, it is considered very very very rude and offensive to enter a local's home with your shoes on. Why? Because...

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  • 9. Chinese New Year

    I was aware that there is a significant number of people in Hawaii of Chinese background but was surprised to find a Chinese New Year festival in Hilo in early...

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  • 10. gecko lizards

    Gecko lizards are everywhere in Hawaii.So much that it seems to be a 'motto' for many of the tee shirts you can buy. The gecko is even a brand of clothing...

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  • 11. Banyan Drive in Hilo has been...

    Banyan Drive in Hilo has been referred to as ''Hilo's Living Wall of Fame'' in deference to the corridor of huge old Banyan trees planted by celebrities in the...

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  • 12. Hilo is small town and...

    Hilo is small town and friendly - always give out smiles and 'talk-story' with the locals. Be sensitive to Hawaiian sites and respect the aina (land) which is...

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