Hawaii…a gathering place of diverse cultures that make our home very special. Various cultural celebrations are enjoyed by all neighbors and visitors alike. The people of our islands are made up of different nationalities in birth, but all are Hawaiian in spirit. Aloha is love—and to be chosen to live in this wonderful island of ours, is a blessing. The spirit of Aloha is found in the soul of our people. The letters of Aloha are referenced by many as a reminder of the Aloha spirits deeper meaning.
A – Akahai, meaning kindness to be expressed with tenderness;
L – Lôkahi, meaning unity, to be expressed with harmony;
O – `Olu`olu, meaning agreeable, to be expressed with pleasantness;
H – Ha`aha`a, meaning humility, to be expressed with modesty;
A – Ahonui, meaning patience, to be expressed with perseverance.
Literal Translation- Great Breath