Malama Ka ʻAina
Care For the Land
Hawaiian rituals are known as Hana Kupono, or protocols — right behavior conducted at the appropriate time. Before entering a sacred site in Hawaiʻi, check in with yourself. Basic protocols are simple: ask permission and give thanks. A silent moment goes a long way toward embodying the Aloha Spirit, which is literally written into Hawaiian state law as “the coordination of mind and heart within each person.” Be a true adventurer and learn about the culture. The best Hawaiian souvenir isn’t that plumeria hair clip you buy at the ABC Stores. Take some of the kindness, harmony, humility, and patience of the “Aloha Spirit'' back home with you.