While it’s one of the smallest states in the country, Hawaii packs a powerful punch for fun facts that definitely distinguish the only island state from its 49 mainland counterparts. Here’s a look at 50 unique facts that make Hawaii one of a kind.
Relax and spend some quality turtle-time in Hawaii. Green sea turtles are such peaceful, graceful, and gentle creatures. Spending time in close proximity to them is as exciting as it is calming. If you’ve always wanted to lounge on the beach or swim with them, you’ve come to the right place.
Enjoy Hawaii’s Most Popular Local Foods One Bite at a Time. “Mixed Plate Edition” digs into the Islands’ renowned array of multicultural cuisines. Check out these 10 ono grindz that top the list of Hawaii’s most popular local food favorites.
Each of Hawaii’s official flowers is as unique as the island it represents. Typically, the color of the flower is linked to the official color of each island as well. From Oahu’s native yellow ilima to Molokai’s white kukui blossoms, these beautiful native Hawaiian flowers create a colorful, fragrant symbol of the state of Hawaii and of each of Hawaii’s main islands.
Hawaii’s farmers markets have existed nearly as long as island farms and ranches. From plantation era trading and selling to today’s flashier gatherings showcasing agriculture and aquaculture bounty from across the islands, these colorful markets serve up a delicious opportunity to savor the flavors of the Hawaii. Oahu’s mega-popular KCC Farmers Market, where you can meet farmers and innovators who are turning trends into a way of life.
The Prince made such monumental achievements that he remains one of only two crown heads of state to be honored with an official holiday. The “Citizen Prince” lived a very unique life that helped him shape Hawaii. Here are 10 reasons that Prince Kuhio deserves his own holiday!
Each year on June 11th,
Hawaii honors its monarchy past with annual King Kamehameha Day
celebrations. The official Hawaii State Holiday celebrates King
Kamehameha the Great, the mighty warrior who united and established the
Kingdom of Hawaii in 1810.
Easter & Prince Kuhio Day Blend Reverence & Traditions. Late
March and early April are packed with action throughout the Hawaiian
Islands. But it’s especially hopping on Oahu, with Prince Kuhio Day on
March 26 and Easter Sunday.
From free cultural
performances and a multi-ethnic Kalakaua Avenue parade to a grand finale
fireworks thriller off Waikiki Beach, the 24th Annual Honolulu Festival
is set to bombard the senses with a vibrant display of traditions from
Hawaii, the Pacific and Asia.
Say Aloha to Duke Kahanamoku. Hawaii’s Ambassador of Aloha & Father of Modern Surfing. On Kuhio Beach, a bronze statue of Duke Kahanamoku welcomes everyone to Waikiki with open arms and it's one of the most popular attractions in Hawaii.
is more iconic during Christmas time in downtown Honolulu than the 21-foot tall, 2-ton Shaka Santa & Mrs. Claus (Tutu Mele) relaxing with
their shoes off and basking in the warm Hawaiian weather in the
courtyard in front of Honolulu Hale (City Hall).
If you've ever been to a luau, you're probably familiar with the traditional way Hawaiians cook an entire pig in an
underground pit oven called an "imu". But instead
of cooking a single pig, you can cook HUNDREDS
of turkeys all at once!
Believe it or not... The peaceful island of Oahu is home to one of the scariest Halloween attractions in the entire country. This year they'll be doing CLOWNS as one of the main themes. And it looks absolutely terrifying!
In Hawaii, Memorial Day is a holiday with rich history and meaning. It's
so much more than a long weekend. It's a special day that provides both
locals and visitors a plethora of opportunities to learn, honor, and
Even though we locals are spoiled with being so lucky to live here in Hawaii, we are still able to appreciate the amazing-ness that is Hawaii and can see why millions of people come to visit our home every year!