Hawai'i State Holidays
Hawai'i State Holidays & Flag Days
The month of February was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification.
It is Black History Month.
Days of note: Groundhog Day - February 2
Abraham Lincoln's birthday - February 12
Valentine's Day - February 14
Presidents' Day - February 20
George Washington's birthday - February 22
February in Hawaiian is Pepeluali. It is represented with the Violet or Iris flower and Amethyst birthstone.
Astrologically, we move from the sign of Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) to Pisces (February 19 - March 20).
"May Day is Lei Day": The first Lei Day was held on May 1, 1928. The unofficial holiday was used to celebrate the beauty of the Hawaiian lei and the Hawaiian custom of making and wearing lei. It is originally an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival/holiday celebrated in many cultures.
Hawai'i Statehood Day: an annual state holiday celebrated on the third Friday of August. It commemorates the anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood when Hawai'i was admitted as a state on August 21, 1959.