Local traditions and culture in Kauai

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    Traditional Leis as Gifts

    by AliasGirl Written Aug 5, 2004

    It is customary to greet new visitors with a lei of some kind (flowers, shells).

    Hyatt Regency gave us a flower lei made from white orchids when we arrived at the hotel. What a beautiful gesture.

    We saw some of our fellow travelers greeted at the airport by their transproation service and were given leis. This is only done if you have this coordinated in advance with your transportation service.

    However, you can bring back leis to your family and friends..we brought back silk flower and shell leis for our family, friends and co-workers. It was pretty cheap at the local souvenir shops. I think it was a dollar or less for each lei.

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    Hula dancing!

    by Kodi01 Written Feb 22, 2003

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    This is a custom most common to Hawaiins and it is a great show to see.

    Beautiful costumes from their culture.

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    Hawaii Time

    by geekgrrl Written Sep 6, 2002

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    Life is Hawaii is truly much slower and less hectic than most places. Do not be in a hurry and do not expect others to hurry for you. Slow down, be patient, and experience the aloha!

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    Hawaiian music

    by GlobalMatt Written Oct 4, 2006

    The ukelele is the most recognized instrument when someone thinks of Hawaiian music. Here's a local singing Hawaiian folk songs and playing a ukelele at Gaylord's Restaurant outside of Lihue, Kaua'i.

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    Vincent Price

    by spitball Written Jan 1, 2008

    On the game show Hollywood Squares, the question was:

    "In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say "I Love You"?

    A: - Vincent Price: "No, you can say it with a pineapple & a twenty"

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    • Theme Park Trips

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