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Occassions for Lei

While giving and receiving lei is usually a joyous and light occasion, throughout its history the making and giving of lei has also involved ceremony, ritual and prescribed behavior. Today we continue to bestow a lei with a kiss and embrace. The giving of a lei can mark a celebratory event or personal milestone, or can be an expression of respect and reverence. Lei are commonly given on birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations, funerals, holidays like Valentines or Mother's Day, to visitors as they arrive or depart from the Islands, or to retiring teachers, coaches or others. Even without an occasion, lei can be worn simply to celebrate life and nature or to enjoy the color, fragrance and beauty of flowers and greenery.

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