The Hawaiian flower lei is known worldwide as a symbol of love, friendship, good luck, admiration, and embodies the aloha spirit. For centuries, visitors arriving and leaving the Islands have received colorful and fragrant flower leis as gifts. Today, leis are given to friends, lovers, relatives, teachers, coworkers, and coaches to celebrate all of life’s events such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, greetings and farewells, or simply to express aloha for others.
Hawai‘i’s Flower Leis is a colorful, pictorial guide to some of Hawai‘i’s most popular leis. Vivid photographs and descriptions help readers to identify the flowers by common, scientific and Hawaiian names. The lei associated with each island is also introduced along with lei-making methods, needles, and insights on the symbolism of the flowers, and the preservation and storage of leis.