Monday, May 11, 2009

Does any one know the Hawaiian meaning for wearing the flower on the right or left side.?

an intersting question.when you put a flower behind u'r right ear ,it means you are available and when you put a flower behing your left year, it means you are not available

Does any one know the Hawaiian meaning for wearing the flower on the right or left side.?
if its on your head then you are married... Report It

Reply:right side means that you are unavailable and leftside means that you are.
Reply:when it's on the right side, it means you're single and looking...

left side means your 'taken' or married.
Reply:I know one side means your in a relationship and the other means your single.... hold on...

Right side w/ Flower---- You have your lover

Left side w/ Flower---- Looking for your lover

One on each ear--- Have your lover but wants another!

Good site for the info you want!
Reply:The Hawaii culture really didn't have a significance of the flower wearing over the ear. That was a tradition that started much later. The left vs right ear was to signify taken or single
Reply:Aloha Jennifer,

Women wear different flowers in their hair.

It can be a gardenia, a plumeria or a hibiscus.

They come in different colors and it always depends on the season when they bloom.

On the left ear, it means you are married, engaged or with someone, on the right ear you are free.

The Hawaiian name for flower is "pua" ( pronounced "poo-ah" ).

Hibiscus is our state flower and its Hawaiian name is

"aloalo" pronounced "ah-low-ah-low".

For the plumeria it is "melia" pron."may-lee-ah", but melia also means quiet ocean.

As for Gardenia it is "kiele" pron. "key-eh-lay".

Women also wear puakinikini flowers and others.

I would say the most common is the Plumeria, but there is no specific flower only that women wear, also no specific name for the art of wearing flowers in hair or behind ear.

Aloha no!

Reply:left means single right means taken!!!


  1. Now wait a minute... My right is your left; your left is my right. So do we go by the perspective of the onlooker, or the wearer?

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