Leis for Hawaiian Blessings

Commemorate Momentous Occasions with a Lei

It is customary in Hawaii to have a Hawaiian blessing or ceremony when opening a new business, moving to a new home, or starting a new endeavor.  Hawaiian leis are presented to those integral to the new venture as good luck and thanks for all they have contributed.  If blessing a physical location, the traditional Maile Lei or the Maile-Style Ti Leaf Lei is hung across the entrance or doorway, and gently moved aside after the Hawaiian blessing has been completed. Ti leaves are a very important part of the ceremony as a ti leaf is typically used to sprinkle water during the blessing and chant.  Ti leaves may also be used for decoration along with loose flowers on the tables.