June 21, 2022
Springtime & The Hawaiian Lunar Calendar
“It’s always springtime in Hawaii” is often said regarding our islands’ lush and verdant year round flora. On the traditional first day of spring for the Northern Hemisphere we wanted to share with you that for Native Hawaiians, who live so close to the equator, the Hawaiian Lunar Calendar was and is still followed today for signs of when to plant specific vegetation and when fishing will be especially bountiful. For example the mahi’ai (farmers) know that planting taro and flowering plants during the Hinaiaelele is most ideal; a time that coincides with the month of April.
Did you know that Island Essence can send you beautiful Hawaiian flower bouquets and wreaths, many of which dry fantastically into keepsakes?