What is the significance of a baby luau?

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While at one of the tourist type luaus, one of the locals said he had to get ready for his baby's luau and that it was going to be a big one. Is there a significance to the baby luau?

-- Sally Valen (sallyv@academy.com), January 20, 1999


Friends, relatives, and coworkers help to celebrate a child's first birthday. It is held on or after the child's birthday for good luck as it celebrates that the child has survived the dangers of the their first year. Like weddings, parents can spend thousands of dollars on the food, drinks, and rental of a hall or hotel.

-- Roy Inouye (roy@bothi.com), January 20, 1999.

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