Traditional Christmas Greeting: "Mele Kalikimaka"
Location: Pacific Rim
Tree Type: Cultural

Decorations:

  • The decorations on their tree symbolize traditional Hawaiian pastimes and wonders of Hawaii.
  • Poi balls are white balls on braided yarn used in New Zealand by women for dancing.

Traditions: Most Christmas traditions practiced in Hawaii come from the traditions brought to the islands by the missionaries of the 19th century. One unique tradition is the Christmas luau, which features the Kalua pig as its main course. The poinsettia, which grows on the islands, is considered the Christmas flower.