What You Should Know Regarding the Holidays in Hawaii
You must understand that Hawaii surely has a very rich history as well as culture. 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 being honored all over Hawaii during March 26. There are canoe races, the parades as well as luaus in order to celebrate the great prince who helped to improve the lives of the Hawaiian people. One was actually born in 1871 and he was elected to the US Congress and gained reelection to such amazing 10 times. He was very influential in helping pass the 1920 Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, offering homesteads for such Native Hawaiians.
Also a holiday that is celebrated is Admissions Day. This is known too as Statehood Day that is considered as one state holiday celebrated each third Friday of August.
Also, there is the Lei Day that honors the month of May or Lei and such fragrant flower leis that would greet so much visitors to the Islands in Hawaii. 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. Every island would have its own special flower where the leis are created and then being gifted at the parades and other occasions. 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.
Also, there is such Girls Day that is from Japan when so many Japanese people went to live in Hawaii. 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. Also, there are parades which are held to be able to showcase those beautiful kimonos as well as dolls which have been handed down for many 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 symbol for such Boys Day is Koi Fish symbolizing longevity and strength. During the Boys Day, it is quite customary for those boys to make the kites formed into Koi shapes and they then fly them from their homes in heights which range from eldest to youngest. Boys would then receive various gifts such as samurai dolls as well as the mochi cakes.