Grass Skirts didn’t start in Hawaii

Feast of Lele- Tahitian dancersIf you have ever been to a Hawaiian Luau, you’ve seen the “hula girls” in the grass skirts and probably thought that the Hawaiians invented the grass skirts and coconut shell bras.

No—-actually, the grass skirts are part of the French Polynesian origin of this dance.  While the Hula has been a Hawaiian tradition for centuries, they didn’t invent it.  Their Polynesian ancestors actually brought it over from the South Pacific.

The Hawaiian Hula is a combination of the dramatic music and dances from the cultures that make up some of the Hawaiian people- Tahiti, New Zealand and Samoa.

The grass skirts are actually part of the Tahitian tradition and My Vacation Lady, took this photo at the Feast of Lele Luau during the Tahitian part of the show.

Watch this video of the French Polynesian Hula

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Mindy Gilbert of My Vacation Lady has been helping clients, just like you, plan their dream vacations, cruises and honeymoons since 1994.