Nothing embodies the aloha spirit more than Hawaii’s most recognizable gesture: the shaka.
The popular sign, sometimes known as “hang loose” in other parts of the world, is made by making a fist and then extending the thumb and pinky outward. The gesture has many meanings in the islands, including saying “hello,” “goodbye” and “thank you.” Most importantly, it represents pride in the Aloha State and its local culture.
Our readers have been putting their Hawaii pride on full display in their #AlohaHuffPost pics. Here are some of our favorites, because there’s nothing better than a solid shaka and a hefty dose of aloha spirit.
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