A Hawaiian lei can be constructed of leaves, flowers, seashells, feathers, seeds, nuts, and even bone and teeth from various animals. It is a custom that still lives on in Hawai'i today. Below is a Plumeria Lei. These flowers are some of the most fragrant, and come in a wide variety of colors. They don't last long once picked from a tree, so the time spent with them are special.
A Custom of "Aloha"
A Lei can be worn at anytime for any occasion. They are a nice gesture for arriving guests, life celebrations, special occasions and holidays. There are few "rules" when it comes to wearing or giving a Lei.