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A garland of flowers worn around the neck.

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The Hawaiian lei often contains flowers, leaves, nuts, or feathers. It is a symbol of Aloha or love. It is usually given during a celebration such as a birthday, graduation, or welcoming someone to Hawaii. Leis also take center stage at Hawaii's annual Lei Day celebration.

Want to make your own? See Lei Making and How To Make A One Straw Lei to get started.