Aloha is the most Hawaiian word. It’s a symbol of the beautiful Hawaiian culture and people. It can be used when greeting someone or saying goodbye. It also is used to express love and compassion. People all around the globe use the word, paying tribute to the lovely Hawaiian spirit and way of life.

On any given Friday In 116 cities around the world there is an event which captures the Aloha spirit of community and sharing

Aloha Friday

In the sixties, the Hawaii Fashion Guild promoted the idea that Aloha shirts should be acceptable attire in the workplace. They lobbied Hawaiian elected officials, providing 2 shirts to each member of the House of Representatives and Senate. A resolution was passed. Its wording officially recommended that Aloha shirts be worn at work during the summertime for the sake of comfort. The tradition of Aloha Friday was officially born.

Aloha Fridays spread east from Hawaii to California and eventually around the globe. Does your office have Casual Friday?

Aloha Friday for Creatives

On any given Friday In 116 cities around the world there is an event which captures the Aloha spirit of community and sharing. The event is CreativeMornings.

Founded In 2008 by Tina Roth Eisenberg, CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. The event takes place one Friday per month in design communities spanning the globe. It’s free of charge and includes coffee and a short talk by a design legend or hometown hero. CreativeMornings brings people from different disciplines within the local creative community together to meet, learn, share experiences and launch more aloha into the world.

Interested in CreativeMornings? Dive into their archive where you can view a wide range of lectures on almost any topic relating to creative and digital tech.

CreativeMornings.com/Talks

Search for your local chapter and then sign up to attend.

CreativeMornings.com/Cities

Hula dancer photo By Frank Kovalchek [CC BY 2.0]

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