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Hawaii Island Colors

Adopted in 2000

Each of the Hawaiian Islands has its own emblem as designated by the Territorial Legislature in 1923. The State of Hawai'i also has its own emblem. These symbols are all flowers or plants, except for Ni'ihau's emblem, which is a seashell. Each Hawaiian Island is also represented by a color associated with its emblem.

Each Hawaiian island also designates an official flower or lei material -

Hawai'i: red pua lehua ('ohi'a blossom),
Maui: lokelani (pink Damask rose),
O'ahu: pua 'ilima,
Kaua'i: mokihana berry, Moloka'i - Pua Kukui (blossom of candlenut tree),
;Lana'i: kauna'oa (native dodder), Ni'ihau: pupu (tiny seashells), and
Kaho'olawe: hinahina (native beach heliotrope).

Hawaii Island Colors

Hawaii Law

The law designating the official island colors is found in the Hawai`i Revised Statutes, Volume 1, Chapter 5, Section 5-16.5

Volume 1.
CHAPTER 5. EMBLEMS AND SYMBOLS.
SECTION 5-16.5

[§5-16.5] Official island colors. The color red is established and designated as the official color of the island of Hawai`i.

The color pink is established and designated as the official color of the island of Maui.

The color golden yellow is established and designated as the official color of the island of O`ahu.

The color purple is established and designated as the official color of the island of Kaua`i.

The color green is established and designated as the official color of the island of Moloka`i.

The color orange is established and designated as the official color of the island of La na`i.

The color white is established and designated as the official color of the island of Ni`ihau.

The color gray is established and designated as the official color of the island of Kaho`olawe. [L 2000, c 165, §2]




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