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Hawaii is called the "Aloha State"because of the warm welcome it gives to visitors and tourists. Hawaii consists of a series of beautiful and lush tropical islands in the Pacific Ocean, far away from the US mainland. Students in Hawaii can spend their spare time sunbathing on beautiful beaches, surfing, hiking through a rainforest, or learning about the distinctive Hawaiian culture.
Hawaii is known as the "Aloha State" (in Hawaiian, "aloha" means "hello"). Hawaii is a group of volcanic islands in the central Pacific Ocean that together became the 50th state in 1959. The Hawaii state's name is possibly derived from a native Hawaiian word for homeland, hawaiki or owhyhee. Today, Hawaii, whose capital is Honolulu, is often called the "Crossroads of the Pacific" and is a popular vacation spot. The nene (Branta sandwicensis) also known as the Hawaiian goose is Hawaii state bird.
Hawaii State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Hawaii state facts such as Hawaii state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Hawaii, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots. These types of state directories are designed to help children learn, and are often used by children in the public and private education system as well as home schooled children.
Hawaii State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Symbol Name - (Species)
|Aloha Spirit||Aloha Spirit|
also known as the Hawaiian goose
|Eternal Flame||The Eternal Flame|
|Fish||Humuhumunukunukuapua`a -Hawaiian Trigger Fish (Rhinecanthus rectangulus)|
|Flower||Native Yellow Hibiscus
(Pua Aloalo or Ma`o-hau- hele, Hibiscus brackenridgei A. Gray)
|Insect||Pulelehua, also known as the
|Island Colors||Island Colors|
|Island Flowers||Island Flowers|
|Language||English & Hawaiian|
|Liberty Bell||Replica of the Liberty Bell|
|Mammal||Hawaiian monk seal
|Land Mammal||Ope'ape'a or Hawaiian hoary bat
(Lasiurus cinereus semotus) -
|Marine Mammal||Humpback Whale
|Motto||"Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono"
(The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness)
|Auana musical instrument||Ukulele - April 9, 2015|
|Kahiko musical instrument||Pahu - April 9, 2015|
|Land mammal||Ōpe'ape'a or Hawaiian hoary bat - April 23, 2015|
|Order of Merit||Aloha Order of Merit|
(Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott)
|Popular Name||"The Aloha State"|
|Quarter||Hawaii State Quarter|
Written by King David Kalakaua
Set to music by Prof. Henry Berger, the Royal Bandmaster.
|Team Sports||Outrigger Canoe Paddling|
(Aleurites Moluccana) known as Candlenut Tree