Honolulu Local Customs

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  • Local Customs
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  • 1. Different Cultures in Hawaii

    hawaii truly is a melting pot of cultures! why? since hawaii is the ONLY minority-majority State in the United States where asian-americans, pacific islanders are the majority over caucasians and...

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  • 2. Talking Hawaiian

    Ok so this tip isn't exactly about how to speak "Hawaiian" itself, but more like what to expect when hearing locals talk. I myself DON'T speak "pidgin", but i know enough words to be able to...

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  • 3. Lei & Hula greeters

    Getting off the plane at Honolulu Airport all of us got a lei . We were told our silk leis will be a happy reminder of the Hawaiian vacation and the wonderful Island spirit of Aloha! The silk flowers...

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  • 4. Leaving shoes at the Door

    People in Hawaii have adopted the Japanese custom of taking off your shoes at the door of a house. It makes sense when you think about what you've been walking through (ewww), and you'll feel more...

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  • 5. BEST SHAVE ICE IN THE WORLD

    Driving to the North Shore of O'ahu and this is the place to stop and enjoy the best shave ice on the Island. Start out with a paper cup/cone, place a little...

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  • 6. ... and the surfing capital of the world?

    Is Huntington Beach, California the surfing capital of the world? How about Santa Cruz, California? Maybe someplace in Australia? Probably not. No matter how...

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  • 7. Hawaii - the rainbow capital of the world

    On at least half of the days during my most recent trip to Hawaii, I spotted beautiful rainbows. Some went a full 180 degrees, and one was a double rainbow....

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  • 8. Hawaii Shot Glasses

    i bought one since i'm an avid shot glass collector besides being an equal avid refrigerator magnet collector. I have lots of shot glass collection in my study...

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  • 9. Pearl Harbor Ref Magnets

    own a piece of history especially the remembrance of the pearl harbor bombings which started world war II. Again one must not leave oahu without seeing the USS...

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  • 10. Hawaii Ref Magnets

    nice stuff for a souvenir, I have been an avid collector of refrigerator magnets since i've started travelling and has tons of the stuff at my refrigerator that...

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  • 11. Taxes in Hawaii

    The Hawaii sales tax is 4.71%. There is a hotel occupancy tax of 7.25%. You should check on your hotel rate and make sure whether or not the hotel occupancy tax...

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  • 12. Asking for info from Islanders

    Hawaian people are very friendly, and if you ask for info, most of them share their knowledge with you. But be aware, they don’t give directions such as east,...

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  • 13. ALOHA WEEK DOWNTOWN HONOLULU PART 3

    LOVED CHECKING OUT ALL THE GREAT LOCAL FOODS THAT WERE AT THE FESTIVAL..HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF THE HAWAIIAN STEAK AND SHRIMP......... ONO-LICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!...

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  • 14. ALOHA WEEK IN DOWNTOWN HONOLULU

    The opening ceremonies on Oahu take place at Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu. The ceremonies are immediately followed by hula performances and the Downtown...

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  • 15. OHANA TIME

    ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS ABOUT HAWAII IS THAT PEOPLE LOVE TO GET TOGETHER AND EAT FOOD ,PLAY MUSIC ,SURF,PLAY SPORTS....... HAWAII IS A PLACE OF '...

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  • 16. ALOHA WEEK IN DOWNTOWN HONOLULU PART 2

    The first Aloha Festivals took place in 1946, when a group of Jaycees staged a grassroots cultural celebration reminiscent of the Makahiki season of ancient...

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  • 17. ALOHA TOWER FOURTH OF JULY

    ONE FUN AND ENJOYABLE EVENT IS WATCHING THE FIREWORKS EVERY YEAR AT ALOHA TOWER NEAR DOWNTOWN HONOLULU.NOT ONLY ARE THERE FIREWORKS BUT THIS PLACE HAS IT'S...

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  • 18. Tipping in Oahu

    Tipping is considered appropriate in Oahu, like in any areas of the United States. The following are generally accepted tipping percentages:Bellhops $1 per...

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  • 19. Royal Hawaiian Band Concerts

    The Royal Hawaiian Band was first established during the reign of King Kamehameha III in 1836. It is one of the last remaining links to Hawaii's monarchy. It is...

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  • 20. NIGHT BEFORE CHINESE NEW YEAR

    night before chinese new year THIS IS A FEELING OF EXCITEMENT IF NOT FOR ONLY GETTING READY TO TAKE PITURES OF THE LION DANCE AND THOUGHT OF LL THAT DELICIOUS...

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  • 21. LION DANCE

    THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NEW YEAR OF CHINESE CELEBRATION.. .I TOOK A WALK DOWN TO WATCH THE LION DANCE .. ALWAYS INTERESTING WATCHING THE HAPPENINGS OF THE...

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  • 22. CHINESE NEW YEAR PARADE 2007

    THE LIONS HAVE BEGUN TO DANCE AND PARADE THE STREETS OF CHINATOWN IN HONOLULU!!! PEOPLE WERE LINED UP THIS WEEKEND WATCHING THE PARADE ON ALL THE FESTIVE...

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  • 23. PUNAHOU CARNIVAL

    EVERY FEBRUARY. .THE CARNIVAL COMES TO PUNAHOU HIGH SCHOOL AND ENTERTAINS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE READY TO HAVE FUN .. IT IS A CUSTOMn THAT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A...

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  • 24. Banyan Courtyard - Sheraton Moana Surfrider

    The Surfrider Hotel was the first hotel on Waikiki Beach opening in 1901. Besides the historic main building of the hotel (now operated by Sheraton and since...

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  • 25. HAWAIIAN CHRISTMAS TREES

    SOMETHING THAT REALLY IS DIFFERENT FROM HAWAII CHRISTMAS TREES AND OTHERS ARE THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT SANTA IS SEEN DOING IN HAWAII AS OPPOSED TO HIM BEING...

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