Hawaii State Flag Details
Show your love for Hawaii with the Hawaii flag. This state flag is great for hanging outside your home if you live in Hawaii, or if you used to live there and want to share your state pride, or if you are having a Hawaiian themed party. Many businesses and homes hang these flags outside their store to celebrate their state. This flag comes in the standard 3ft x 5ft size, making it ideal for many locations and uses. The flag of Hawaii sets up on mounted flagpoles on a wall or on a pole, can be held in a parade, or displayed on a flagpole next to a house or building. This Hawaiian flag for sale suits both professional and private settings and is perfect for either indoor or outdoor setup because of its tested material. Let everyone who passes by your business or house know that you love your home state with these well-crafted, long-lasting Hawaii state flags.
- Pre-printed flag
- Optional flagpole of your choice
- Outdoor Flag Polyester: Tear-resistant lightweight knitted fabric with excellent thru-print (3.25oz/yd²)
||5ft x 3ft
|Flag & Hand-Held Flagpole
Tangle-free aluminum flagpole
Removable black handle
|Flag & Wall-Mounted Flagpole
Tangle-free aluminum flagpole
Removable black handle
180° adjustable wall mount
Buy Hawaiian Flags from Vispronet
Our Hawaii state flags are made from Outdoor Flag Polyester. This material is heavier duty compared to cheap flags made from nylon that rip and tear easily. Our flag material has been tested for outdoor use in different weather conditions over extended periods. The polyester is tear-resistant, but lightweight due to its knitted fabric. This prevents the flag from ripping when exposed to wind, rain, and snow. The printing is a modern dye sublimation technique, which guarantees bright, lasting colors that will not scratch or peel. We print the state flag design on one side of the material and the design bleeds through to the other side, allowing the Hawaii flag to be visible from both sides. This is the common practice for state flags and saves you printing fees.
We have optional flagpole hardware to include with your flag. All our flagpoles are made from lightweight aluminum but are used in different setups.
6ft Hand-held pole: This hardware is for holding the Hawaii state flag in parades, presentations, and local ceremonies. The handheld is 6ft tall so that people from far away will still be able to see the flag.
Wall-mounted flagpole: This option is for securing the flag to a wall so that you can display it in front of a store or on a porch at home. This flagpole is adjustable so that the flag can be tilted to its preferred angle.
Pole-mounted flagpole: This setup method connects the flag to a street pole rather than a wall. Many towns and cities do this on their main street for all their residents and visitors to see. This mount can also be adjusted to different angles.
Ground-mounted flagpole: A large, 20ft flagpole like the ones seen outside of schools and large buildings. This pole has a PVC tube for installing the flag on the ground for simple assembly.
Hawaiian State Flag History
The Hawaii state flag is seen as a sign of sovereignty of the Hawaiian Islands. Before 1810, the Hawaiian Islands were individually ruled by their own King with their own politics and religion. This changed when one of the rulers, Kamehameha, also known as Kamehameha the Great, took over the Islands and formed a sovereign nation. When all the Islands came together as one, in 1810, a flag was created in 1816 to represent the entire nation. The original Hawaiian flag is also known as the Kingdom of Hawaii flag.
The Original Kanaka Maoli Flag
What is the state flag of Hawaii? While the 1816 design of the Hawaii flag is the universally recognized symbol of the state, some argue that the Kanaka Maoli flag is the official flag of the Islands. The Kanaka Maoli flag is also known as the Native Hawaiian Flag. The flag was introduced to the public in 2001 by Gene Simeona as Kamehameha’s original Hawaiian flag design and personal flag for the Islands before it was destroyed in 1843 and the 1816 design was adapted. This old Hawaiian flag included the green, red, and yellow stripes and a coat of arms at the center that stood for the tradition of traveling by paddle. The different colors stood for the different people of the Islands with yellow being royal, red being people of the land, and green being “commoners”. Many natives see the Hawaiian original flag as a better representation of their state, and it has become a popular symbol.
Hawaii State Flag Officially Adopted in 1845
Even though the Hawaii flag was created in 1816, it was not officially adopted by the state until 1845. This was because the sovereignty and the Hawaiian national flag were not officially recognized by the Admiral of the Royal Navy until 1843. The Admiral recognized Hawaii because its independence was threatened by British Lord Paulette, who claimed the Islands for a few months. This is when it is believed that the Kanaka Maoli flag was destroyed. When the Admiral recognized the sovereignty of Hawaii, this stopped Lord Paulette from taking over the Islands. The state motto of Hawaii was born after this event when Kamehameha said, “Ua ma ke ea o ka ‘aina i ka pono”, which means “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.” The Legislature of the Hawaiian Kingdom occurred in 1845 where the flag was recommissioned and officially adopted by the state.
Hawaii Flag Meaning
When looking at the Hawaii state flag, it is immediately noticeable that there is the British flag, also known as the Union Jack, located on the top left. Kamehameha established a relationship with Britain during his reign. An officer in the Royal Navy came up with the design of the Hawaiian flag when was he was commissioned by Kamehameha. Therefore, the British flag is included in the design. It was meant to represent the relationship the Islands of Hawaii had with Britain. Some also believe that the Hawaiian flag was a combination of the Union Flag of the US and the Union Jack of the UK as a compromise between the two nations when it came to their connections to Hawaii.
Symbols & Colors of the Hawaiian Flag
What does the design of the Hawaiian state flag stand for? Like many flag designs, each color and part of the design has a different meaning:
8 Vertical Stripes: There are 8 islands that make up Hawaii, which each stripe represents.
Union Jack: As discussed above, the Union Jack makes up part of the Hawaiian flag design. It relates to Hawaii’s friendship with the British.
3 White Stripes: Symbolizes truth.
3 Red Stripes: A reference to the gods of Hawaii.
2 Blue Stripes: As many might expect, the blue stripes apply to the blue ocean that surrounds the Islands.
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