Hawaii State Symbols

Hawaii State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Hawaii Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

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.

Hawaii State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots


Symbol Name - (Species)

Aloha Spirit Aloha Spirit
Bird Nene
(Branta sandwicensis)
also known as the Hawaiian goose
Dance Hula
Eternal Flame The Eternal Flame
Fish Humuhumunukunukuapua`a -Hawaiian Trigger Fish (Rhinecanthus rectangulus)
Flag State Flag
Flower Native Yellow Hibiscus
(Pua Aloalo or Ma`o-hau- hele, Hibiscus brackenridgei A. Gray)
Gemstone Black Coral
Individual Sport Surfing
Insect Pulelehua, also known as the Kamehameha butterfly
(Vanessa tameamea)
Island Colors Island Colors
Island Flowers Island Flowers
Language English & Hawaiian
Liberty Bell Replica of the Liberty Bell
Mammal Hawaiian monk seal
(Monachus schauinslandi)
Land Mammal Ope'ape'a or Hawaiian hoary bat
(Lasiurus cinereus semotus) -
Marine Mammal Humpback Whale
(Megaptera novaeangliae)
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
Plant Kalo
(Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott)
Popular Name "The Aloha State"
Quarter Hawaii State Quarter
Seal Great Seal
Song Hawai'i Pono'i,
Written by King David Kalakaua
Set to music by Prof. Henry Berger, the Royal Bandmaster.
Team Sports Outrigger Canoe Paddling
Tree Kukui Tree
(Aleurites Moluccana) known as Candlenut Tree
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