Grand Lodge of Hawaii F&AM
AN INTERMINGLING OF MASONIC & HAWAIIAN CULTURE
Lauhala, lau meaning “leaf” in the Hawaiian language, refers to the leaves of the hala tree (Pandanus tectorius). The hala tree is of great cultural, health and economic importance in many Pacific Islands. The fruit of the tree is used as a food source in many Pacific Islands. The fruits are often consumed fresh or as a preserved food while the trunks of the hala tree can be used as building material, and leaves for thatching. Though many parts of the hala tree are utilized, in Hawaii the most common use of Hala is the leaves. Many Pacific cultures weave, plait, or braid the leaves of the hala tree to create useful items such as…
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THE NEWSLETTER OF FREEMASONRY IN HAWAII
The Hawaii Freemason is the official newsletter of The Grand Lodge of Hawaii F&AM and is published quarterly in the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter and can be viewed live on our website by visiting the newsletter page.
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