Kandi Beads? | What is the big deal with trading Kandi?

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Ever been to a festival or rave and so many people are wearing Kandi bracelets? Why do people wear Kandi?

What is the deal with kandi? cool

Kandi bracelets are usually made with pony beads and various other beads charms. Ravers and festival goers make them to give or trade to other ravers they meet and make friends with. Kandi is traded through a special handshake called the PLUR handshake. (PLUR stands for Peace, Love, Unity Respect. People sometimes add another "R" which stands for Responsibility). This special handshake is a gesture of friendship as you trade or give the kandi to the other person.  

This trend started years ago and today it's more of a cultural thing in the edm scene. As time goes on I see people everywhere in all walks of life supporting Kandi bracelets. 

Why make kandi?

It gives some of us a creative outlet for when we aren't raving, but also allows us to appreciate the culture and gives us something to share at events.

If someone doesn't have any kandi to trade but you want to give them one, please still do! It can make someone's night receiving a piece of kandi. 

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