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. He was born in 1871 and was elected to such US Congress and he gained reelection to an amazing 10 times. He was surely influential to help pass the 1920 Hawaiian Homes Commission Act that offer such homesteads for Native Hawaiians.
There is also the Admissions Day being celebrated in Hawaii. This is called also as Statehood Day that is one state holiday which is celebrated during the third Friday of August.
There is also the Lei Day which honors the month of Lei or May and those fragrant flower leis which would greet a lot of visitors to the Hawaiian Islands. 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 comes with its own special flower wherein the leis are actually made and such are then gifted at the parades as well as other celebrations. 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.
There is also Girls Day which is from the Islands of Japan when a lot of Japanese people came to live here. 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.
There is also the Boys Day which is another holiday that Hawaii is celebrating. Such is the day that is celebrated in Hawaii and was being brought to Hawaii by the people in Japan. Also, the symbol of the Boys Day is the Koi Fish that would represent strength and also 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. Moreover, the boys are going to get gifts of samurai dolls and the mochi cakes.