The native Hawaiian community is an exclusive group of locals that are one to be respectful of. It’s important not to cross boundaries or risk discomfort and unpleasant interactions. How to be accepted by native Hawaiians #1: clean up after yourself and have respect for the land Respecting the land (Aina,) is a core part
Segregation in Hawaii: Local Language Local language is a quality of Hawaiian culture that contributes to segregation in the islands. It’s easy to see who is a local based on the language and slang they use. For example, familial terms like “cousin” and “aunty” can describe close friends instead of actual blood-related relatives. Locals use
Spring forward, fall back doesn't apply because we don't have daylight savings time in Hawaii The motto, “spring forward, fall back” in reference to Daylight Savings Time in Hawaii (DST) doesn’t apply to the islands. Daylight Savings Time doesn’t apply to the islands. We don’t lose or gain an hour on the fall and spring equinoxes.
For those wondering what's island life like: it's plate lunches in Hawaii! What are plate lunches in Hawaii? Plate lunches are essentially what they sound like. They’re a serving of lunch, usually with some meat, rice, and side dish. They’re really common at local restaurants and their intended purpose is as a to-go meal for
Being humble is a big deal in Hawaii. We always look for cues as to whether someone is humble or not. Our local girl Aina writes about various aspects of living in Hawaii that illustrate how humble values express themselves throughout our culture. If you're planning on living in Hawaii, better get to know this
One of Hawaii's most amazing features that you will never "see" is the strong sense of spirit that pervades this place. Here are some components that make up the spiritual side of Hawaii that we love so much. The spiritual side of Hawaii is in the Aloha Spirit The phrase aloha spirit can describe the
If you ask a local about the things we like about Honolulu, we'll list really simple things like our Asian food and aloha fridays. Nothing beats spam musubis for lunch! Aloha Fridays Fridays are revered in Hawaii. Everyone is so excited that it’s Friday, we named it aloha Friday. “Aloha” means love or welcome in
Hawaii's People Hawaii is unlike most other states in that you can’t refer to citizens of Hawaii as “Hawaiians.” It’s simply incorrect. For example, you could call an individual from Nevada a “Nevadan” and that would be correct. However, that’s because a “Nevadan” isn’t representative of an ethnicity. The term “Hawaiian” though refers to the
Hawaii’s has a healthy lifestyle throughout the islands. There are a few components such as our proximity to the ocean (like literally, we’re in the middle of the Pacific,) the warm climate and popular lifestyle activities. Hawaii has a healthy lifestyle #1: Fresh fish Fish Auction@Pier 38 by Chie Gondo is licensed under CC BY-NC
Family is a huge part of everyone's life and moving to Hawaii will have a profound effect on your family relationships. I created this video to show you 5 different ways you will be affected. Let me know what you think and subscribe to the channel!
Five biggest problems mainland kids have in Hawaii: #1 Knowing which beaches to go to, “the cool Spots.” The common public beaches in Hawaii are easy to find and access. Those are usually overcrowded. Locals know where the private, secret beaches are. These are the beaches that aren’t on the maps and are accessed through
The locals in Hawaii are very proud of their islands, beaches and culture. There are several native Hawaiian activist groups leading movements to preserve traditional Hawaiian culture, food and practices. There is tension between the Caucasian and native Hawaiian races in the islands. It can seem intimidating to approach locals because of this, however there