The Hawaiian transliteration of “Merry Christmas ” is “Mele Kalikimaka.” Here’s to a very merry Christmas —and Mele Kalikimaka! Leilani is a Hawaii native, blogger, and avid surfer.
Let’s look at some key phrases that you may hear in Hawaii during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season: Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau’oli Makahiki Hou— Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !
Because makahiki also means “year”, the Hawaiian phrase for ” Happy New Year” became “Hau’oli ( happy ) Makahiki (year) Hou (new)” (how-OH-lee mah-kah-hee-kee ho). As Christmas and New Year are close together, you can even say “Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau’oli Makahiki Hou,” or ” Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.”
Happy/ Merry Christmas in Korean is ‘Meri krismas’ (메리 크리스마스) or ‘seongtanjeol jal bonaeyo’ (성탄절 잘 보내요) or ‘Jeulgaeun krismas doeseyo’ (즐거운 크리스마스 되세요). Christians can say ‘Sungtan chukhahaeyo’ (성탄 축하해요) to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Happy/ Merry Christmas in lots more languages.
” Christmas ” is “Navidad.” ” Merry Christmas ” is “Feliz Navidad.”
Prior to Christianity, Hawaiians would celebrate the indigenous tradition of Makahiki. Based on the lunar calendar, the four-month long festival focused on resting and eating to celebrate the earth and the local god, Lono. Now this period is mixed with Christmas but the most important thing has stayed – food!
Breakfast . Portuguese sausage, eggs and rice is one of the most common breakfasts of Hawaii . It includes linguiça (Portuguese sausage), eggs, and white rice. The McDonald’s franchise in Hawaiʻi has adapted this dish and put it on their breakfast menu as a replacement to bacon, ham, and eggs.
A creole language, Hawaiian Pidgin (or Hawaii Creole English , HCE ), is more commonly spoken in Hawaiʻi than Hawaiian. Hawaiian language.
|Native to||Hawaiian Islands|
|Region||Hawaiʻi and Niʻihau|
Hawaiian Leis No other gift is as symbolic of Hawaii as the lei. Leis traditionally represent love, respect, congratulations, reverence and welcome. Flowers typically provide the material for leis now, but human hair, bird feathers, shells and dog teeth were all used by the ancient Hawaiians .
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Even Santa Claus ( Hawaiian : Kanakaloka) himself is not wearing his corporate red and white suit, but has swapped it for flowery Hawaiian clothes. Christmas wreaths are made from the poinsettia plant.
Congratulations: Ho’omaika’i ‘ana. Fair winds and following seas: Makani ‘olu’olu e kai malie. Good Luck: Pomaika’i. Happy Anniversary: Hau’oli La Ho’omana’o. How do you say good luck and best wishes in Hawaiian ?
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|Good night||A hui hou Aloha|
|Good luck!||Pōmaikaʻi! Maikaʻi pōmaikaʻi!|