Your Guide to Hawaiian Holidays
Hawaii has an incredibly rich history and culture. Throughout the year we celebrate holidays that are unique to Hawaii – in fact, there are three state holidays that are unique to Hawaii as well as others that our brought here from other areas.
Prince Kuhio Day
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day is honored all over Hawaii on March 26. Parades, canoe races & luaus commemorate this great prince who improved the lives of his Hawaiian people. Born in 1871, he was elected to the US Congress and gained reelection an astounding 10 times. He was very influential in helping pass the 1920 Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, which provides homesteads for Native Hawaiians.
King Kamehameha I Day
King Kamehameha Day was established on December 22,1871 by King Kamehameha V. The day honors his Great Grandfather, King Kamehameha I who united all the Hawaiian Islands in 1832. This day is celebrated by parades, festivals and hula dancing. On this day four statues of the King are draped in beautiful long flower leis. The statues are on the Big Island (this statue was lost at sea and subsequently recovered), Oahu, Washington DC and Hilo.
Third Friday in August, Yearly On August 21, 1959 Hawaii was officially admitted as the 50th state of the union. After being turned down in 1919, 1935, 1947 and 1950 this became a day to celebrate. Also called Statehood Day, it is recognized as a state holiday on the third Friday of August.
Lei Day honors the month of Lei (May) as well as fragant flower leis that greet many visitors to our islands. Hawaiian schools and communities often elect a Lei Day Court and pageants for a Lei Day Queen are a held throughout the islands. Each Island has it’s own special flower of which leis are made and these are gifted at parades and other celebrations. Remember, all leis are not the same – the color of a lei and the way it is gifted has many meanings.
Girls Day came to our islands from the Islands of Japan when many Japanese people came to live here. This day represents love, happiness, peace and beauty. Although seldom celebrated in Japan anymore, here in Hawaii girls may still receive gifts of dolls, cookies, diamond shaped cakes and even small trinkets. Parades are held to showcase beautiful kimonos and dolls that have been handed down for generations.
Boys is day celebrated in Hawaii and was also brought to Hawaii by the Japanese people. The symbol of Boys Day is the Koi Fish which represents strength and longevity. On Boys Day, it is customary for boys to make kites in the shape of Koi and fly them from their homes in heights that range from eldest to youngest. Boys also receive gifts of different mochi cakes and samurai dolls.
As a part of the United States Hawaii still celebrates other state and national Holidays, but our rich history and vibrant cultures infuse our calendar with additional holidays to celebrate the beauty of Hawaii and our people. If you are interested in taking part in a traditional Hawaiian Holiday, give us a call and we’ll be glad to guide you to a holiday you’ll only find in paradise.
Embark on a Journey: Hawaiian Holidays Unveiled
Aloha! Welcome to a world where the essence of paradise is captured in the whisper of the waves, the dance of the palm trees, and the vibrant hues of the sunsets. Whether it’s the mesmerizing landscapes, the rich cultural tapestry, or the spirit of Aloha,
Hawaiian holidays are synonymous with
enchantment and rejuvenation. In this extensive guide, we will navigate through the myriad of experiences Hawaii offers,
ensuring your journey is as breathtaking as the islands themselves.
The Radiant Wailea: A Symphony of Sunsets
Wailea, a beacon of luxury and tranquility in Maui, invites travelers to embrace its radiant beauty. The golden sands
whisper tales of the ancient Hawaiian culture, while the sunsets paint the sky with myriad colors, each telling a story
of the day’s ending. Embarking on a Wailea sunset cruise
is like stepping into a symphony where the hues of the sunset, the rhythm of the waves, and the whispers of the wind create
a harmonious melody, leaving the soul stirred and the heart fulfilled.
Wailea’s Luxurious Resorts
In Wailea, luxury is not just a word; it’s an experience. The resorts here are havens of opulence, offering world-class amenities,
gourmet dining experiences, and panoramic ocean views, ensuring every moment is dipped in extravagance.
Maui’s Underwater Wonderland: A Snorkeling Expedition
Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Maui and uncover a world where colors come to life, and the ocean whispers secrets of
the deep. Maui snorkeling tours unveil an underwater
wonderland teeming with vibrant coral gardens, playful marine creatures, and the dance of the shadows and light, making it
a canvas of living art.
The Marine Life of Maui
Maui’s waters are a sanctuary to a diverse marine life, including graceful sea turtles, playful dolphins, and a myriad of colorful fishes, each adding a unique brushstroke to the underwater masterpiece.
Sail into Serenity: Private Boat Charters in Maui
For those yearning for a journey painted with exclusivity and freedom, a private boat charter in Maui
is the key to a hidden world. Sail into the infinite blue, where the horizon whispers tales of the unknown, and the sea
winds carry the fragrance of distant lands. It’s a journey where every moment is a treasure, and the sea becomes a companion,
unfolding the mysteries of its depths at every turn.
Embark on a Sailing Odyssey: Sailing Tours in Maui
A sailing tour on Maui is not just a journey; it’s an odyssey where
the sails narrate tales of the winds, the waves dance to the tunes of the sea, and the horizon is a gateway to uncharted worlds.
It’s an adventure where the breeze is the messenger of the seas, and the sun is the keeper of timeless secrets, making every
sailing expedition a voyage through the pages of nature’s journal.
Conclusion: The Magic of Hawaii Awaits!
The enchanting Hawaiian Islands are a tapestry of stunning landscapes, vibrant cultures, and the timeless spirit of Aloha,
offering a journey where every moment is a gem, and every experience is a step closer to the heart of paradise.
Whether it’s the serene symphony of Wailea’s sunsets, the colorful canvas of Maui’s underwater world, the exclusive odyssey
on a private boat, or the thrilling adventure of a sailing tour, Hawaiian holidays are a gateway to a world where magic is real,
and beauty is eternal. So, why wait? Embark on your Hawaiian journey, and let the islands weave their magic around you!