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.
Bon Dance Season, Katonk Style
Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony
Kung Hee Fat Choy: Chinese New Year in Hawaii
Ringing in the New Year, Local Style
Mele Kalikimaka, the Hawaiian Way
Trader Joe's and the Tradition of Omiyage
Downtown Las Vegas, the 9th Island
The Manapua Man, Hawaii's Ice Cream Truck
Hawaiian Creole Engish, a Mixed-plate Language
May Day in Hawaii, a Cultural and Historical Celebration
The Tradition of Hawaiian Leis
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