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Hawaii, “The Aloha State”, is a state in the Western United States, located in the Pacific Ocean about 2,000 miles from the U.S. mainland. Hawaii is the 50th state of the United States. The capital and the largest city is Honolulu. Here are coloring pages of the state of Hawaii. You can paint the state flag, map, Hawaii symbols and more.
What do you think of when you hear the word Hawaii? What is the first thing you imagine?
The Lei, Hawaii necklace, is the symbol of the tropical islands, especially of the Hawaiian Islands. Most people, the first thing they think of when they are told the word Hawaii, is the colorful garland of flowers that characterizes the islands.
The lei is a traditional gift for any visitor to the island. It is a cultural symbol in Hawaii, representing the deity: affection, love, peace, compassion and mercy.
Lei Day is a holiday throughout the state of Hawaii. The celebration begins on the first morning of May each year and continues throughout the day and even a little the next day. The day was founded as a holiday in 1929 and continues to this day. Each island in Hawaii has a different type of necklace used for celebration.
The festivities grew steadily each year, and the state of Hawaii was forced to relocate the event. The festivities were first held in the courts and town halls, but have since been moved to Kapiolani park in Honolulu, where they take place to this day.
The Hawaiian Lei has a very rich and colorful history. Each island in Hawaii has a special flower that specifically represents it. The main island ofHawaii, better known as the "Big Island," has the beautiful red blossom of the ʻōhiʻa lehua, Metrosideros polymorpha.
The flower ofMaui Island is the a pink lokelani (Rosa damascena). The flower ofOahu Island is ʻilima (Sida fallax). The color of the Ilima is golden and can be seen all over the island. The island ofMolokai uses a flower called Kukui (Aleurites moluccanus) which is green in color. On a smaller island called Lānaʻi, there is the orange, kaunaʻoa (Cuscuta sandwichiana). Kahoʻolawe island has the gray or silver flower, hinahina (Heliotropium anomalum var. argentum). Niʻihau island has a white, pūpū o Niʻihau (Niʻihau shells) and Kauaʻi has purple, mokihana (Melicope anisata).
In celebrations of this day are expressed all the musical traditions and dance styles of all the Hawaiian Islands, which together create a colorful and spectacular show, full of colors and joy.
The coloring pages are suitable for children study about Hawaii and for Hawaii holidays: Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day on March 26th, King Kamehameha I Day on June 11th, May Day that is also known as "Lei Day" in Hawaii. It is celebrated annually usually during the first week of May; Admissions Day or "Statehood Day," observed annually on the third Friday of August to celebrate Hawaii becoming the 50th state of America, Boy's Day celebrated annually on May 5th, Girl's Day celebrated annually on March 3rd and Chinese New Year celebrated annually between late January and mid-February. Symbols of Hawaii are: Hawaiian lei, Bird: Nēnē, Fish: humuhumu, Tree: Kukui Nut, Flower: Yellow Hawaiian Hibiscus, Dance: Hula, state gem: Black coral, individual sport: Surfing, insect: Kamehameha butterfly, mammal: Hawaiian monk seal, marine mammal: The humpback whale, plant: Taro (Kalo), team sport: Outrigger canoe paddling. The coloring pages are suitable for children of all ages. To print the coloring page click on it and it will open in a new window. It can be saved or printed immediately using CTRL + P. Fun coloring!
PS- To save paper and help our planet, you can print on used pages, on the blank side ♥
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