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Hawaii's Flag and its Story
Published: 2014/12/07
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American Flags Taken Down By Hawaiian Kingdom Advocates at UH
Published: 2014/12/04
Channel: Big Island Video News
Hawaiian Flag in Canada
Hawaiian Flag in Canada
Published: 2016/05/13
Channel: BananaJSSI
The Hawaiian Flag, Kalaniakea Wilson
The Hawaiian Flag, Kalaniakea Wilson
Published: 2015/04/28
Channel: Big Island Television, Hawaii
History of Hawaii
History of Hawaii
Published: 2016/09/11
Channel: Flag flag
Flag of Hawaii
Flag of Hawaii
Published: 2007/02/02
Channel: ChannelHawaii
Joe Rogan on Hawaii (Locals, Haoles, Hawaiian Flag, Colonization, Independence & Big Island)
Joe Rogan on Hawaii (Locals, Haoles, Hawaiian Flag, Colonization, Independence & Big Island)
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Aaron Singer
Ka Hae Hawaii - The Hawaiian Flag  Special Edition
Ka Hae Hawaii - The Hawaiian Flag Special Edition
Published: 2013/06/20
Channel: Pat Ka'ano'i
Hawaii Flag
Hawaii Flag
Published: 2010/06/14
Channel: Dan OBrien
Hawaii Kingdom Flag Forever
Hawaii Kingdom Flag Forever
Published: 2013/02/28
Channel: Honolulu News
Flag of Hawaii
Flag of Hawaii
Published: 2012/12/30
Channel: ThePeixeAzul
Hawaii Declared 50th State (1959)
Hawaii Declared 50th State (1959)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
Hawaii State Flag Overview
Hawaii State Flag Overview
Published: 2017/06/08
Channel: Collins Flags
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Hawaii's Largest American Flag, Diamond Head Road Honolulu Hawaii
Published: 2012/07/24
Channel: lupchong1242
Hawaii State Flag
Hawaii State Flag
Published: 2016/10/23
Channel: Benh Online
Flags from Canada, British Columbia & Hawaii
Flags from Canada, British Columbia & Hawaii
Published: 2016/07/23
Channel: BananaJSSI
Flag of Hawaii
Flag of Hawaii
Published: 2015/10/11
Channel: Audiopedia
Hawaii Rising - Hawaiian Kingdom Flag and the Kino Governance Structure Explained.
Hawaii Rising - Hawaiian Kingdom Flag and the Kino Governance Structure Explained.
Published: 2015/06/26
Channel: Vidu Love
Hawaii Alumni Sports 2017 Flag Football Tournament
Hawaii Alumni Sports 2017 Flag Football Tournament
Published: 2017/04/11
Channel: Shalomar Silva
Hawaii State Flag.
Hawaii State Flag.
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: USA California Luke Toguchi
Flag in Hawaii
Flag in Hawaii
Published: 2009/05/27
Channel: Richard Winters
Flag of Hawaii
Flag of Hawaii
Published: 2010/11/03
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Shorewood Flag Team - Hawaii Trip 2016
Shorewood Flag Team - Hawaii Trip 2016
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: Jasmine Nguyen
Flag of Hawaii
Flag of Hawaii
Published: 2012/06/24
Channel: foveacon
State Flag of Hawaii - 50th State 8/21/59
State Flag of Hawaii - 50th State 8/21/59
Published: 2016/12/07
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Hawaii Flag history
Hawaii Flag history
Published: 2009/07/04
Channel: mynationalparks
Hawaii Warriors Flag Carrying Entrance - September 24, 2011 [HD]
Hawaii Warriors Flag Carrying Entrance - September 24, 2011 [HD]
Published: 2013/10/01
Channel: SportsHawaiiDotCom
The Hawaiian Flag Flown over Hawaii From 1845 to aug 12 1898
The Hawaiian Flag Flown over Hawaii From 1845 to aug 12 1898
Published: 2011/02/19
Channel: Ormus4Life
In Hawaii, the 50 star flag replaces the 49 star flag at a July 4, 1960 ceremony.
In Hawaii, the 50 star flag replaces the 49 star flag at a July 4, 1960 ceremony.
Published: 2013/06/24
Channel: CriticalPast
United States of California  Luke got new flag of Hawaii State flag.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇲🇽🇨🇴🇪🇨🇻🇮.
United States of California Luke got new flag of Hawaii State flag.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇲🇽🇨🇴🇪🇨🇻🇮.
Published: 2016/12/03
Channel: USA California Luke Toguchi
Wave our flag above Hawaii
Wave our flag above Hawaii
Published: 2014/10/18
Channel: Jamie Bardeen
Hawaii Warriors Flag Carrying Entrance - September 24, 2011
Hawaii Warriors Flag Carrying Entrance - September 24, 2011
Published: 2011/09/28
Channel: Scott Komatsu
How Russian Empire tried to colonize Hawaii
How Russian Empire tried to colonize Hawaii
Published: 2017/01/03
Channel: History Class
Episode 52 - Hawaii and the Flag - Daily Facts Are Cool (DFAC)
Episode 52 - Hawaii and the Flag - Daily Facts Are Cool (DFAC)
Published: 2013/08/21
Channel: DailyFactsAreCool
Hawaiian Coup 1893 - U.S. Steals Hawaii - Flag given to the missionaries
Hawaiian Coup 1893 - U.S. Steals Hawaii - Flag given to the missionaries
Published: 2009/06/25
Channel: amonshango
Hawaii State flag at Harrah
Hawaii State flag at Harrah's Casino New Orleans Louisiana
Published: 2008/01/18
Channel: kevinsyoza
Flags flown at half-staff for Hawaii soldier
Flags flown at half-staff for Hawaii soldier
Published: 2014/02/16
Channel: KHON2 News
Madness in the bus.. as filming the Hawaii State Flag
Madness in the bus.. as filming the Hawaii State Flag
Published: 2011/04/27
Channel: David Ramirez
Hawaii Elks Flag Day Ceremony 2014 onboard the USS Missouri (BB-63)
Hawaii Elks Flag Day Ceremony 2014 onboard the USS Missouri (BB-63)
Published: 2014/07/05
Channel: John Brown
Honor And Remember Flag Presented To Hawaii
Honor And Remember Flag Presented To Hawaii
Published: 2010/09/04
Channel: KITV
Sports Group Hawaii  www.SportsGroupHawaii.com
Sports Group Hawaii www.SportsGroupHawaii.com
Published: 2017/01/11
Channel: Sports Group Hawaii
Hawaii 50 Star Sheep Flag Dream State
Hawaii 50 Star Sheep Flag Dream State
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: State of the Matrix
Wardawgs Flag Football Hawaii
Wardawgs Flag Football Hawaii
Published: 2014/06/13
Channel: Arthur Manning
HAWAII - HICKAM FIELD!  Hawaii
HAWAII - HICKAM FIELD! Hawaii's F-22 Raptors Participate in "Red Flag" Exercise!
Published: 2014/06/15
Channel: WAR FIGHTERS
Close Up Waving National Flag of Hawaii
Close Up Waving National Flag of Hawaii
Published: 2016/05/23
Channel: Flags 3D
6u flag football player hawaii
6u flag football player hawaii
Published: 2012/01/31
Channel: noH8inDa808
Hawaii flag
Hawaii flag
Published: 2013/05/20
Channel: Nick Christensen
Hawaii Flag Football 25th ID
Hawaii Flag Football 25th ID
Published: 2015/09/18
Channel: Robert Crawford
Xtreme Flag Football Hawaii
Xtreme Flag Football Hawaii
Published: 2015/08/21
Channel: Jonathan Higa
Unturned | Unraidable Base Hawaii!!!!!! 2017!
Unturned | Unraidable Base Hawaii!!!!!! 2017!
Published: 2017/03/01
Channel: PapaLukitoGaming
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Hawaii
Flag of Hawaii
Name Ka Hae Hawaiʻi
Use Civil and state flag
Proportion 1:2
Adopted December 29, 1845; 171 years ago (1845-12-29)
Design 8 alternating horizontal stripes of white, red, and blue, with a Union flag in the canton.

The flag of the state of Hawaii (Hawaiian: Ka Hae Hawaiʻi) is the official flag symbolizing Hawaii as a U.S. state. The same flag had also previously been used by the kingdom, protectorate, republic, and territory of Hawaii. It is the only U.S. state flag to feature the flag of a foreign country which is the Union flag of the United Kingdom, a remnant of the British Empire's influence on Hawaiian history.

Design[edit]

The flag of Hawaii flying in Haleakalā National Park

The canton of the flag of Hawaii contains the Union Flag of the United Kingdom, prominent over the top quarter closest to the flag mast. The field of the flag is composed of eight horizontal stripes, symbolizing the eight major islands (Hawaiʻi, Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Lānaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi and Niʻihau). Other versions of the flag have only seven stripes, probably representing the islands with the exception of Kahoʻolawe or Niʻihau. The color of the stripes, from the top down, follows the sequence: white, red, blue, white, red, blue, white, red. The colors were standardized in 1843, although other combinations have been seen and are occasionally still used.[1][2]

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 provincial, U.S. state and U.S. territorial flags ranked.[3]

Origins[edit]

Flag of Hawaii (1816–1845)

There are various accounts of the earliest history of the flag of Hawaii. One relates how King Kamehameha I flew a British flag, probably a Red Ensign, given to him by British explorer Captain George Vancouver as a token of friendship with King George III. Subsequent visitors reported seeing the flag flying from places of honor. An adviser to Kamehameha noted that the Union Flag could draw Hawaii into international conflict, as his kingdom could be seen as an ally of the United Kingdom, and he subsequently lowered the Union Flag over his home at Kamakahonu. While disputed as historically accurate, one account stated that in order to placate American interests during the War of 1812, a flag of the United States was raised over Kamehameha's home, only to be removed when British officers in the court of Kamehameha vehemently objected to it. This explains why the resulting flag of Hawaii was a deliberate hybrid of the two nations' flags.[4]

In 1816, Kamehameha commissioned his own flag to avoid this conflict, which has evolved into the current flag. It was probably designed by one of the commanders of the Royal Hawaiian Navy, former officers of the British Royal Navy, who advised Kamehameha, based on a form of the British naval flag. There is debate as to the actual designer: some credit Alexander Adams, others George Charles Beckley. It was very similar to the flag of the British East India Company in use about this time which had only red and white stripes. Captain Adams used this flag for the first time on a Hawaiian trade mission to China in 1817.[5]

Flag of Hawaii in 1896

The original flag was designed to feature stripes alternating in the order red-white-blue, also attributed to various historical flags of the United Kingdom. The flag used at the first official flying of the flag of Hawaii erroneously placed the stripes in the order white-red-blue,[6] although it seems explorers to the island disagree about the exact order of colors and the number of stripes up to the late 1840s. There may have been possibly different versions of the flag with different numbers of stripes and colors.[7] The number of stripes also changed: originally, the flag was designed with either seven or nine horizontal stripes, and in 1845 it was officially changed to eight stripes. The latter arrangement was adopted and is used today.[4]

Ka Hae Hawaii day[edit]

In 1990, Governor of Hawaii John Waihee proclaimed July 31 to be Ka Hae Hawaii Day, the Hawaiian Flag Day. It has been celebrated each year since then.[8]

Flag of the Governor[edit]

The flag used by the governor of Hawaii is a red and blue bi-color. In the middle of the eight white stars appears the name of the state in all capital letters. During the time Hawaii was a United States territory, the letters in the middle of the flag were "TH", which stood for "Territory of Hawaii".[9]

Standard of the governor before statehood in 1959
Standard of the governor before statehood in 1959
Standard of the governor of Hawaiʻi
Standard of the governor of Hawaiʻi

Chronology[edit]

Date Flag Image
1793–1794 British Red Ensign[6] British-Red-Ensign-1707.svg
1794–1816 Flag of Great Britain (probably not updated in 1801) Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg
1816–1843 Early version of the present flag Flag of Hawaii (1816).svg
Feb 1843 – July 1843 Union Flag (during the Paulet Affair) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
July 1843 – May 1845 Early version of the present flag Flag of Hawaii (1816).svg
May 1845 – Feb 1893 The current Hawaiian flag introduced in 1845 Flag of Hawaii (1896).svg
Feb 1893 – Apr 1893 U.S. Flag (after the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii) Flag of the United States (1891-1896).svg
1894–1898 Hawaiian flag re-adopted by the Republic of Hawaii Flag of Hawaii (1896).svg
1898–1960 Hawaiian flag used by the U.S. territory of Hawaii Flag of Hawaii.svg
1960–present Hawaiian flag used by the State of Hawaii Flag of Hawaii.svg

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Name and Insignia of Hawaii – State Flag". Hawaii State Library. 2006-03-01. Archived from the original on May 11, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  2. ^ BBC History, Jan 2008
  3. ^ "2001 State/Provincial Flag Survey - NAVA.org" (PDF). nava.org. 
  4. ^ a b Quaife, Milo; M. J. Weig; R. E. Appleman (1961). The History of the United States Flag. New York: Harper. p. 154. 
  5. ^ Henry Whalley Nicholson (1889). From sword to share: or a fortune in five years at Hawaii. W.H. Allen & Co. pp. 83–85. 
  6. ^ a b "Hawaii: historical flags". Fotw.net. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  7. ^ Howard M. Ballou (1906). The Reversal of the Hawaiian Flag. pp. 5–11. ISBN 0-8028-5088-X. 
  8. ^ "Hawaiian Flag Day Proclamation". Archived from the original on July 3, 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-26. 
  9. ^ "Name and Insignia of Hawaii – Governor's Flag". Hawaii State Library. 2006-03-01. Archived from the original on May 11, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 

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