By Cara Fasone
Every culture has their own version of “You know you’re from Hawaii, when….” Now that I am on the mainland, I love reading these lists of island traditions that are distinctly Hawaiian. Only in Hawaii will you see locals wearing colorful aloha attire in the business districts or dangling Hawaiian bracelets on their wrists.
customs I overlooked growing up in Hawaii, are now the customs I practice on
the mainland to feel closer to home. I
never wear my rubba slippas in the house, I make it a point to bake mochi on
Girl’s Day, and no matter what diet fad is trendy, I will never turn down Spam.