Hawaii State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Hawaii Symbols, Hawaii Emblems, and Hawaii Mascots
Browse the state's symbols; state animal, state bird, state flower, state flag, state fossil, state insect, state motto, state seal, state tree, color, dance, fish, mammal, music, nut, reptile seal, and miscellaneous designations, emblems, and mascot of each state with pictures. Find origin of the state name. View the state almanacs, state timelines and peruse state facts and stats such as the capitol, location, and date admitted to the union.
Hawaii Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
|Bird||Nene (Branta sandwicensis) 1988
also known as the Hawaiian goose
|Colors||Official colors, 2000
Hawai`i, color Red
Maui, color Pink
Moloka`i, color Green
Kaho`olawe, color Gray
Lana`i, color Yellow
O`ahu, color Yellow
Kaua`i, color Purple
Ni`ihau, color White
|Eternal Flame||The Eternal Flame burns as a tribute to the men and women of Hawaii who have served in our armed services in the defense of liberty, freedom, and justice.
It burns not only in memory of those who have made the greatest possible sacrifices for their fellow citizens, but as a beacon of courage and hope for all mankind.
|Fish||Humuhumunukunukuapua`a -Hawaiian Trigger Fish (Rhinecanthus rectangulus) 1985
The tiny, colorful fish with the long name - humuhumunukunuku apua'a -was designated as the state fish in 1985. The Rectangular Triggerfish is indigenous to Hawaii. It was selected after a high-profile campaign to educate the public about the kinds of fish that inhabit Hawaiian waters.
|Flag||State Flag, 1894|
|Flower||Pua Aloalo or Ma`o-hau- hele, Hibiscus brackenridgei A. Gray, Native Yellow Hibiscus, June 6, 1988|
|Gemstone||Black Coral, 1987|
|Language||English & Hawaiian, 1978 Section 4. English and Hawaiian shall be the official languages of Hawaii, except that Hawaiian shall be required for public acts and transactions only as provided by law. [Add Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]|
|Liberty Bell||The Liberty Bell is a national symbol of liberty, freedom, and democracy. 1950
Presented to the State of Hawaii in 1950 by the federal government, it stands as a testimony to the proud history of the United States and as an affirmation of the ideals and principles that have shaped our nation and the world
|Mammal: Marine||Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) 1979|
|Motto||"Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono" (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness) July 31, 1843|
|Seal||Great Seal, 1959|
|Song||Hawai‘i Pono‘i, 1967
Written by King David Kalakaua
Set to music by Prof. Henry Berger, the Royal Bandmaster.
|Sport - Individual||Surfing, 1998|
|Sports - Team||Outrigger Canoe Paddling, 1986|
|Tree||Kukui Tree (Aleurites Moluccana) known as Candlenut Tree, 1959|
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