You must understand that Hawaii surely has a very rich history as well as culture. Throughout the year, they are celebrating holidays which are quite unique to Hawaii and as a matter of fact, there are three state holidays which are unique there and others which brought from other places.
Hawaii is celebrating Prince Kuhio Day that is honored in Hawaii every 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. One was actually born in 1871 and he was elected to the US Congress and gained reelection to such 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 known too as Statehood Day that is considered as one state holiday celebrated each 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 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. 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.
The Girls Day is also another holiday which is from Japan when so many Japanese came to live there. The day would represent beauty, happiness, peace and love. Though seldom celebrated in Japan now, the Hawaii girls can still receive gifts of cookies, dolls, diamond shaped cakes as well as small trinkets. There are such parades which are also being held in order to display the many kimonos as well as dolls which are handed down for various generations.
Another holiday that is celebrated in Hawaii is the Boys Day. This is actually the day which is being celebrated in Hawaii and this had been brought by the Japanese. Also, the symbol of the Boys Day is the Koi Fish that would represent strength and also longevity. On Boys Day, it is really required for the boys to make those kites in the form of Koi and they would then fly them from their houses from eldest to youngest. Boys would then receive various gifts such as samurai dolls as well as the mochi cakes.