A luau is a Hawaiian party, often with music and dancing. If you wear a grass skirt and lei, you will most likely fit in at a luau.

The very first luau was thrown by King Kamehameha II in 1819, as a way to celebrate the end of the Hawaiian cultural taboo against men and women eating together. The word luau means "young taro tops" in Hawaiian, and this is one of the traditional foods served at a luau, usually with squid or chicken cooked in coconut milk.

Definitions of luau

n an elaborate Hawaiian feast or party (especially one accompanied by traditional foods and entertainment)

Type of:
feast, fete, fiesta
an elaborate party (often outdoors)

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