Hawaiian Christmas

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I live in Georgia where it rarely snows, but at Christmas, people still put up fir trees and snowmen to decorate.

Do they do this in Hawaii, or are there other customs that are more popular?

-- Mary Summers (dtsummrs@groupz.net), January 25, 1999


Sure do. It seems to be pretty profitable. They bring in containers of trees and they start at about $40 and up to 150 8(. Santa usally visits Waikiki in a canoe. Like kids everywhere else, Santa and presents are the most popular 8)))

-- Roy Inouye (roy@bothi.com), January 25, 1999.

Yes, we do celebrate with fir or balsam or even Norfolk Island Pines decorated trees. If you live on the Big Island, as I do, and it happens to snow on Mauna Kea around Christmas, there are always enterprising young men with pickup trucks who will go up to the summitt and shovel snow on the truck bed and bring down to the villages or Hilo town. It is not unusual to see a snowman wearing a coconut palm woven hat decorated with red hibiscus and wearing a lei of tropical flowers strumming on a ukulele!

-- Sonia Martinez (cubanwahine@hawaii.rr.com), December 07, 2004.

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