Hawaii surely has a rich culture and also history and this is an important thing that you need to know. There are so many holidays which are celebrated throughout the year and these are very unique to Hawaii and also, there are those three state holidays that are quite unique there as well as others being brought from the other places too.
Hawaii celebrates Prince Kuhio Day which is honored in Hawaii on March 26. There are canoe races, parades as well as luaus that commemorate that great prince who helped improved the lives of the people in Hawaii. One was actually born in 1871 and he was elected to the US Congress and gained reelection to such amazing 10 times. He was surely influential to help pass the 1920 Hawaiian Homes Commission Act that offer such homesteads for Native Hawaiians.
Also a holiday that is celebrated is Admissions Day. This is called also as Statehood Day that is one state holiday which is celebrated during the third Friday of August.
There is such Lei Day honoring the month of May or Lei and such fragrant flower leis greeting so many visitors to Hawaiian Islands. You must also know the different Hawaiian schools and the different communities would elect the Lei Day Court as well as the pageants for Lei Day Queen around the islands. Each island has its owns special flower in which the leis are made and that are gifted at the parades and other celebrations. You should know that the leis are also different and the color of such lei and the manner which is gifted would have a lot of meanings.
The Girls Day is also another holiday which is from Japan when so many Japanese came to live there. The day would represent beauty, happiness, peace and love. Even if such is seldom celebrated in Japan today, Hawaii girls may still get gifts of cookies, diamond shaped cakes, dolls and those small trinkets too. Moreover, there are parades being held to showcase such wonderful kimonos and dolls that have been handed down for a lot of generations.
The Boys Day is also a holiday which Hawaii celebrates. This is actually the day that is celebrated in Hawaii and was brought to Hawaii by such Japanese people. The Boys Day takes the symbol of the Koi Fish which actually symbolizes strength as well as longevity. It is necessary for the boys to make those kites which are in the shapes of Koi and they are then going to fly them from their houses starting from the eldest to youngest. Also, the boys would get gifts of various mochi cakes and also the samurai dolls.