Why Our Grad Leis?

Why Our Grad Leis?

Graduation leis are a traditional adornment worn by graduates during their commencement ceremonies. While opinions on the "best" graduation lei may vary from person to person, there are several reasons why they are often considered special and meaningful.

  1. Cultural significance: In many cultures, leis are a symbol of love, honor, and respect. In Hawaii, where the tradition of giving leis is particularly strong, they are a symbol of aloha (love), and are often given to show appreciation and celebrate milestones such as graduations.

  2. Personalization: Graduation leis are often made with a variety of flowers and other decorative elements, such as ribbon or shells, that are chosen specifically to reflect the recipient's personality, interests, or achievements. This personalized touch makes each lei unique and special.

  3. Connection to nature: Many graduation leis are made with fresh flowers and foliage, which connect the wearer to nature and create a sense of beauty and tranquility. The scent of the flowers and the feel of the lei around the neck can create a sense of calm and joy during what can be a busy and stressful time.

  4. Symbolism: The act of receiving a lei can represent a rite of passage, and mark the transition from one stage of life to another. For graduates, receiving a lei can signify the end of one chapter and the beginning of another, and can serve as a reminder of the hard work and dedication that led to this achievement.

Overall, graduation leis are cherished by many as a meaningful and beautiful symbol of achievement, connection, and love.

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