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The history of Hawaiian shave ice

Sunday, January 25th, 2009
This guy waited over 20 minutes to get his Shave Ice. He said, "It was worth the wait."

This guy waited over 20 minutes to get his Shave Ice.

The “Roaring Twenties” in America introduced the first television, jazz music and shave ice! From 1920 to 1930, Japanese plantation workers left their country to find work in Hawaii, where they spent long hot days working in the sugar and pineapple fields. With the scorching Hawaii climate, shave ice was a great way to quench their thirst and break the heat. Fortunately, the only day they had off from work was the only day that shave ice was sold. (more…)