What things represent Hawaii?

What things represent Hawaii?

Hawaiian State Fun Facts and Symbols

  • Bird: Nene
  • Fish: Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa.
  • Tree: Kukui Nut Tree aka Candlenut.
  • Flower: Yellow Hawaiian Hibiscus or Pua Moa Hau Hele.
  • Flag: Hawaiian flag.
  • Hawaii’s State Jewel: Black Coral (ʻĒkaha kū moana)
  • Hawaii State Individual Sport: Surfing (Heʻe nalu)

Why is Hawaii best known?

Hawaii is the largest island chain in the world and the only US state composed entirely of islands. But only 7 of its 132 islands are inhabited: Hawaii (also known as the Big Island), Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau. Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches, some with unusual colors.

Which animal represents Hawaii?

Entry into the Union: August 21, 1959 (50) Capital: Honolulu
State motto: The life of the earth is perpetuated in justice. (Ua mau ke ea o ka aina je ka pono)
State bird: Nene (Hawaiian goose) State Tree: Kukui (Candlenut)
State animal: humpback whale State Flower: Yellow Hibiscus

What is the Hawaiian national flower?

yellow hibiscus
Hawaii/State Flower

Nonetheless, the jazzy and vivid flower, in hues ranging from bright pink to white, has become the symbol of Hawaii, with the yellow hibiscus, also known as pua alo alo, serving as the state flower.

What are 3 interesting facts about Hawaii?


  • Surfing was invented in Hawaii.
  • You can post a coconut from here.
  • Maui’s Mount Haleakala is the largest dormant volcano in the world.
  • We wear white pants after Labor Day.
  • Maui is home to a Frank Lloyd Wright design.
  • Hawaii is the only US state to have two official languages.

Why is Hawaii so special?

The Hawaiian Islands are home to incredible geology. More than 2,500 miles from the nearest landfall and formed by a series of active volcanoes, the Hawaiian Islands are certainly unique in their geology. And because of this fascinating history, the Hawaiian Islands are home to some truly magnificent historical sites.

What is the state motto of Hawaii?

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono
State motto: Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono The phrase was adopted in 1959 as the state motto. This roughly translates to: “The life of the country is perpetuated in justice.

Which side do Hawaiians wear flowers on?

In Hawaiian culture, if you wear a flower behind your left ear, you are married and/or unavailable. Wearing a flower on the right side signifies the opposite, that the person in question is single and possibly looking for love.