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Why You Should Buy Hawaiian Souvenirs That Depict the Honu January 30, 2018

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Why You Should Buy Hawaiian Souvenirs That Depict the Honu, Honolulu, Hawaii

The honu, or green sea turtle, holds a significant place in the hearts of native Hawaiians. Legend has it one honu in particular, Kauila, used to watch over the children playing on the beach and would often transform herself into a human girl to join them. Because of their impact on the local culture—and their importance to the coastal ecosystem—green sea turtles are often depicted on Hawaiian souvenirs. Below are a few reasons you should opt for these products.

Understanding the Meaning of the Honu on Hawaiian Souvenirs

1. Continuous Guidance

The only indigenous reptile in Hawaii, honus have been around for more than 150 million years, and legend states that they guided the ancient Polynesian people to the island chain. As a result, native Hawaiians believe honus are a kind of guardian spirit for their people. 

2. Surreal Beauty

Hawaiian souvenirsGreen sea turtles may not look all that graceful on land, but if you’re lucky enough to see one on a sunset cruise or snorkeling tour, you will never forget their elegant beauty. Watching a honu swim is utterly mesmerizing because they are incredibly nimble and tranquil beneath the water.

Because honus are protected under both state and federal laws, you should never touch, chase, or harass them. If you want to remember what it was like swimming with them long after your vacation has ended, though, you can purchase beautiful Hawaiian souvenirs that perfectly capture their charm and splendor.

 

Whether you want carved wooden honus or small glass honus, you will find them in various sizes and designs at Hoku Traders of Hawaii. Based in Honolulu, they are proud to carry all kinds of Hawaiian themed gifts for individuals and wholesalers alike. Shop for honu Hawaiian souvenirs online, or call (808) 597-1344 to place an order today.  

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