"(May you be) in (Divine) Breath."
Think of them as single-word blessings or prayers.
ah loh' hah
mah hah' loh]
If you learn just two words in Hawaiian,
They are two of the most important words
in the Hawaiian language,
representing paramount Hawaiian values.
Aloha and mahalo are among
the most sacred and powerful.
Aloha and mahalo are ineffable, indescribable,
and undefinable with words alone;
to be understood, they must be
is often heard to draw tourists into a shop,
to get an audience into a certain mood, etc.
But its real spirit, and its real use
by those who have the spirit,
has not been eclipsed.
The Islands of Aloha...
Paradise of the Pacific.
Hawaii is one of the youngest
geological formations in the world
and the youngest state of the union.
Hawaii has the only U.S. city to be founded by royalty
(Honolulu, on the island of Oahu),
and hosts the only royal residence
on U.S. soil (‘Iolani Palace).
Queen Lydia Liliuokalani
Below, in the words of Hawai'i's last reigning monarch,
Queen Lili`uokalani (1891-93),
is the true meaning of "Aloha."
"And wherever [the native Hawaiian] went he said 'Aloha'
in meeting or in parting.
'Aloha' was a recognition of life in another.
If there was life there was mana, goodness and wisdom,
and if there was goodness and wisdom
there was a god-quality.
One had to recognize the 'god of life' in another
before saying 'Aloha,' but this was easy.
Life was everywhere -
in the trees, the flowers, the ocean, the fish,
the birds, the pili grass, the rainbow, the rock -
in all the world was life--
was god--was Aloha.
Aloha in its gaiety, joy, happiness, abundance.
Because of Aloha, one gave without thought of return;
because of Aloha, one had mana. Aloha had its own mana.
It never left the giver but flowed freely and continuously
between giver and receiver.
'Aloha' could not be thoughtlessly or indiscriminately
spoken, for it carried its own power.
No Hawaiian could greet another with 'Aloha'
unless he felt it in his own heart.
If he felt anger or hate in his heart
he had to cleanse himself before he said 'Aloha'."
Source: Helena G. Allen, The Betrayal of Lili`uokalani,
Last Queen of Hawaii, 1838-1917
Hawaii is the only place on earth that hosts
all branches of the U.S. military.
Hawaii has two official languages —
Hawaiian and English.
Aloha is one of the most important words
in the Hawaiian language.
It means hello, goodbye, and love.
Aloha is used in a host of other descriptive ways.
On a spiritual level,
"Aloha" is an invocation of the Divine
and "Mahalo" is a Divine blessing.
Both are acknowledgments of the Divinity
that dwells within and without.
Hawaii's Population - 1,262,840.
According to the Hawaii.com team,
the 137 islands, islets, and shoals,
that make up the Hawaiian Island chain, sits
at the northern tip of the Polynesian Triangle,
an expanse of ocean roughly the size of Europe
and North America combined.
As one of the most geographically isolated,
continuously populated spots on Earth,
Hawaii is a land of many contrasts.
on the island of O'ahu,
is the capital city.
It is also considered as a
with a population of more than 370,000.
Hawaii is the birthplace
of surfing and the hula.
Today's visitors can find tours, hula, hip hop,
the Honolulu Symphony, and community theater...
just to name a few entertainment arenas.
the Rainbow Capital.
Hawaii’s most unique feature
is its Aloha Spirit:
which is the warmth of the people
The Aloha Spirit
the Islands’ perfect temperatures.
Chance of Rain
The temperature in Honolulu, Hawaii
in November tends to be very predictable,
so you can generally count on the forecast
and travel light.
All Hawaiian Islands have a “dry side” and a “wet side.”
The windward (east) side of each island
attracts more annual rainfall.
The leeward (west) side is always
the drier area of the island.
Hawai’i’s climate features mild temperatures,
moderate humidity, and cooling trade winds.