National Hawaii Day
National Hawaii Day is celebrated on July 5th to honor the 50th state to be granted statehood. Hawaii is known as the Aloha State. It officially became the 50th state of the United States on August 21, 1959 – so we’re not sure why the state is celebrated on July 5th. There are eight major islands that make up Hawaii – including the more popular islands – Maui, Honolulu, The Big Island and Kauaii.
When is National Hawaii Day:
Annually on July 5th
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Holidays on July 5th:
- National Apple Turnover Day
- National Graham Cracker Day
- National Hawaii Day
- National Workaholics Day
- Interational Bikini Day
How to Celebrate Hawaii Day:
- Hold a luau – a luau is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is usually accompanied by entertainment including the very famous pig roast.
- Exchange leis with friends.
- Have a party with a Hawaiian theme.
- Cook Hawaiian themed food and invite friends and family over.
Facts/Trivia about Hawaii Day:
- State Bird: NeNe – Hawaiian Goose
- There are eight major islands that make up Hawaii – including the more popular islands – Maui, Honolulu, The Big Island and Kauaii.
- Hawaii is frequently referred to as the island of Paradise.
- Hawaii has two seasons – Summer and Winter.
- Winters average 75 degrees during the day and 65 days in the evenings.
- Former President Barack Obama was born and raised in Hawaii.
Famous Birthdays on July 5th:
- Pauly D. – American DJ, Television Personality.
- Edie Falco – American Actress.
- Huey Lewis – American Singer
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Other holidays celebrated in July include National Fried Chicken Day, National Kitten Day and National Mac and Cheese Day.