Hawaii Hula

The Aloha State

The Fiftiethth State    


August 21, 1959

State Capital:  Honolulu

State Flower:  Red Hibiscus

State Song:  "Hawaii Ponoi"

State Tree: Kukui

State Bird: Nene or Hawaiian Goose

Nickname: The Aloha State

State Motto: "The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness"

About the flag:

From 1810 to 1893 Hawaii was an independent kingdom. In 1794 the British navigator, George Vancouver, presented a British flag to the warrior chief, Kamehameha. Kamehameha flew it for twenty-two years. It was during these years that he founded the kingdom and designed a flag of it’s own. This flag was first used in 1816. The combination of the stripes of the United States flag and the Union Jack of Great Britain is said to have pleased the shippers of both nations. The eight stripes represent the eight main islands.