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 those parades, canoe races and luaus which commemorate such great prince who actually helped in the improvement of the lives of those Hawaiian people. He was born in 1871 and was elected to such US Congress and he gained reelection to an amazing 10 times. He was very influential in helping pass the 1920 Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, offering homesteads for such Native Hawaiians.
Another holiday which is celebrated in Hawaii is Admissions Day. This is also known as the Statehood Day which is considered a state holiday being celebrated every 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 should know that the Hawaiian schools as well as communities often elect the Lei Day Court and those pageants for the Lei Day Queen held in 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 need to remember that the leis are not the same as well as the color of the lei and the way it is being gifted comes with various meanings.
The Girls Day is also another holiday which is from Japan when so many Japanese came to live there. Such day represents happiness, beauty, love and peace. Though seldom celebrated in Japan now, the Hawaii girls can still receive gifts of cookies, dolls, diamond shaped cakes as well as small trinkets. Moreover, there are parades being held to showcase such wonderful kimonos and dolls that have been handed down for a lot of generations.
There is also the Boys Day which is another holiday that Hawaii is celebrating. 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. 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. Also, the boys would get gifts of various mochi cakes and also the samurai dolls.