The yellow hibiscus is the Hawaii state flower. Hibiscus is not only a beautiful flower, but it has served various purposes in Hawaiian culture. For example, the bark of the hibiscus was used to make strong cordage for things like outrigger canoes and securing objects. Additionally, the hibiscus is used as a remedy for many health purposes. You can also find the hibiscus in significant events and ceremonies.
There is an ancient story of the Hawaiian God, Kū. When his family was suffering from starvation, he buried himself and emerged as a breadfruit tree. As a result, Kū was able to save his family and produce food to save the whole village from famine.
The ulu can represent a symbol of sacrifice and love. This is a reminder to be courageous as we serve our loved ones.
This design represents hoʻolōkahi. In Hawaiian it means “to bring about unity; to make peace and unity." Nature is a powerful teacher of how the various elements work together in such a harmonious way. From the sun providing light and warmth to the earth, to the birds navigating the ocean looking for food. This serves as a reminder to be aware of how significant your impact is in the world around you.