Hawaii Statehood Day Events
There are many events followed on Hawaii Statehood Day. Of course, we all know that the day is celebrated on the third Friday of August each year.
In 1959 on August 21st (Third Friday), Hawaii became the 50th state in the United States of America.
Here are the three main events people and government usually follow in Hawaii remembering Statehood Day:
1. Statehood Day Is A Public Holiday For Hawaii
Each year, with a wish state government of Hawaii, declares it a public holiday.
Although it is not a federal holiday.
On this day, government offices, courthouses, schools, and banks are closed in the state so that people can celebrate and enjoy the day with their friends & families.
2. Various Organization Organizes Public Gathering Via Meetings & Functions
Each year many organizations in Hawaii organize meetings and functions on this day.
Especially, in the meetings, they remember and talk about their glorious history so that the new generation could know about it.
In functions, they organize music, dance, etc.
3. People Go For Traveling To Different Places In Hawaii
Another thing they do is visit different places in the state. Especially, historical sites such as
- Pearl Harbor National Memorial
- King Kamehameha Statue, Oʻahu
- Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
- National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
- And more
Apart from that, some people also visit their relatives on this day.