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Christmas Traditions in Hawaii
Christmas is celebrated all around the world. Each country has different customs and traditions. Learn about the Christmas traditions in Hawaii. Different countries celebrate in their own way including different dates, food, drinks which lead to a variety of diverse Christmas traditions around the World! This article features popular Hawaiian Christmas traditions detailing the celebrations, gift giving, Santa Claus and other customs followed in Hawaii. We have even included some useful facts and information about the country and even the language!

Christmas Traditions in Hawaii
A tradition is a specific practice of long standing in which unwritten customs and practices are passed from one generation to the next. Traditions and customs form part of a country's culture and heritage. The following information provides some fast, interesting facts about customs and Christmas traditions in Hawaii:

  • Many of the Christmas Traditions in Hawaii come from the customs brought to the islands by the missionaries of the 19th century

  • Popular plants include the poinsettia, which grows on the islands. Wreaths are popular made from plants from the islands

  • Hawaiian Traditions consist of a mix of Hawaiian, Mainland, Japanese and Chinese customs

  • Santa Claus arrives from a boat at Waikiki Beach

  • Christmas lights are switched on at Honolulu Hale

  • One unique Hawaiian tradition is the Christmas luau

  • A luau is a Hawaiian feast or party. The name 'luau' came from one of the dishes considered a delicacy consisting of taro leaves combined with chicken and baked in coconut milk

  • Hawaiian Christmas traditions and customs

Christmas Traditions in Hawaii - The Food!
What do people eat in other countries at this special time of the year? Festive feasts and recipes are traditional for special occasions including family dinners and meals. Interesting facts about the special food eaten as part of the customs and Christmas traditions in Hawaii:

  • The Christmas luau features the Kalua pig as its main course but might also include other foods such as poi, poke, lomi salmon, opihi and haupia

  • Kalua is a traditional Hawaiian cooking method that utilizes an imu, or underground oven

  • Poke is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer or a main course

  • Lomi salmon is a fresh tomato and salmon salad

  • Opihi are a type of freshwater snails

  • Haupia is a traditional coconut milk-based Hawaiian dessert which is similar to a blancmange

Hawaiian Christmas Vocabulary
How do you say Merry Christmas in Hawaii? If you have friends or family who live, or have ties with, a different country it is a nice gesture to add a seasons greetings in the language of the country. A practical addition to learning about Christmas traditions in Hawaii:

  • How do you say Merry Christmas in Hawaiian? “Mele Kalikimaka!”
  • What is the name for Santa Claus? Kanakaloka

Christmas Traditions in Hawaii
This article provides an overview of the country and the different Christmas traditions in Hawaii. Lots of free, facts and information for kids, children and teachers! Popular Hawaiian Christmas traditions detailing the celebrations, gift giving, Santa Claus and other customs followed in Hawaii.


 

Christmas Traditions in Hawaii

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Christmas Traditions in Hawaii

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