The Aloha State

"Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono" (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness)


State Birthday
August 21, 1959

Designed in 1997 by Douglas Herring of the 'Hawaiian Handweavers Hui.' Red & yellow symbolise the Monarchy and the fire and lava from which the Hawaiian Islands arise. Brown embodies the rock once it cooled and started to turn into soil. Green represents the plant life of the islands. Blue indicates the sky and deep ocean. This tartan was adopted by the state legislature in 2008.