Flag of Hawaii state | Hawaii Flag Facts | US State Flags

Flag of Hawaii state | Hawaii Flag Facts | US State Flags

The current official flag of the U.S. state of Hawaii (Hawaiian: Ka Hae Hawaiʻi) had also previously been used by the kingdom, protectorate, republic, and territory of Hawaii.

It was Adopted on December 29, 1845. The Color Of The Flag Is red, blue, white. The Design of Flag is Eight alternating horizontal stripes of white, red, and blue, with a Union flag in the canton.

The flag includes the flag of a foreign country, the Union Jack of the United Kingdom, a remnant of the British Empire’s influence on Hawaiian history.

 

In Which Year the National flag is adopted?

Ans: 1845

In Which Date the National flag is adopted?

Ans: December 29

What are the colors of the flag?

Ans: red, blue, white.

What Is The Official Name Of The Flag?

Ans: Ka Hae Hawaiʻi

 

History of The Flag

The origins of the Hawaii state flag can be traced back to the reign of King Kamehameha I. He was given a British flag as a sign of friendship, and he responded by flying the flag at his own home.

Hawaii was under British protection until 1816 and took as its flag the Union Jack. Today it still makes up a part of the flag of the 50th state of the USA. After the British had gone the King kept the Union Jack in the canton of his flag.

In 2001, a survey conducted by the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) placed Hawaii’s flag 11th in design quality out of the 72 Canadian provincials, U.S. state and U.S. territorial flags ranked.

While many older Native Hawaiians, prior to 1921, had erroneously believed the current Flag of Hawaii was created by Captain Alexander Adams during his trip to China in 1817 aboard the “Kaahumanu”, there is no indication that the State Flag of Hawaii was either made or flown during that period.

Adams noted that in 1817 on his way to China he raised his own Ensign on Kauai in lieu of a Russian flag as the king had no other. There may have been possibly different versions of the State Flag of Hawaii with different numbers of stripes and colors.

The number of stripes also changed: originally, Hawaii State Flag was designed with either seven or nine horizontal stripes, and in 1845 The State Flag of Hawaii was officially changed to eight stripes. The latter arrangement was adopted and is used today.

 

Facts About Hawaii

Area of Hawaii: 6,471 sq. miles including 136 islands (7 inhabited)

Capital: Honolulu

Major Products:: Sugar, pineapples

Tourism: about 7 million visitors per year

State Motto: The life of the land is perpetuated by righteousness