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Encyclopedia > Flag of Hawaii
Ka Hae Hawaiʻi, or the Flag of Hawaiʻi
Ka Hae Hawaiʻi, or the Flag of Hawaiʻi

Ka Hae Hawaiʻi, or the Flag of Hawaiʻi, is the official standard symbolizing Hawaiʻi as a kingdom (under a short British annexation), protectorate, republic, territory and state. Ka Hae Hawaiʻi is the only state flag in the United States to have been flown under so many various forms of government and the only one that features the Union Flag (more commonly known as the Union Jack), the flag of the United Kingdom. Image File history File links Flag_of_Hawaii. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hawaii. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Motto: Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono Anthem: HawaiÊ»i PonoÊ»i Kingdom of Hawaii Capital Lahaina (until 1845) Honolulu (from 1845) Language(s) Hawaiian, English Government Constitutional monarchy Monarch  - 1795–1819 Kamehameha I  - 1891–1893 LiliuÊ»okalani Provisional Government  - 1893-1894 Committee of Safety History... Led by Lorrin A. Thurston and Sanford B. Dole, the Provisional Government ruled over Hawaii until the formal establishment of the republic. ... Iolani Palace in Honolulu, formerly the residence of the Hawaiian monarch, was the capitol of the Republic of Hawaii. ... On August 12, 1898, the flag of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i over ‘Iolani Palace was lowered to raise the United States flag to signify annexation. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Flag Ratio: 1:2 The Union Flag (also known as the Union Jack; see discussion below) is the national flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. ... Flag Ratio: 1:2 Flag Ratio: 3:5 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland uses as its national flag the Royal Banner commonly known as the Union Flag or, popularly, Union Jack (although officially this title should only be given to the flag when it is flown...

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Design

The flag of Hawaiʻi flying in Haleakalā National Park
The flag of Hawaiʻi flying in Haleakalā National Park

The canton of Ka Hae Hawaiʻi is the Union Flag, 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 inhabited islands. The color of the stripes, from the top down, follows the sequence: white, red, blue, white, red, blue, white, red. They represent the eight main islands, i.e. Hawaiʻi, Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Lānaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi and Niʻihau. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2524x1428, 1206 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Flag of Hawaii ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2524x1428, 1206 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Flag of Hawaii ... Haleakalā National Park is a United States national park located on the island of Maui in the state of Hawaii. ... Canton is a division of the field placed in the upper dexter corner. ... The Island of HawaiÊ»i (called the Big Island or HawaiÊ»i proper) is one of eight main islands that make up the U.S. state of HawaiÊ»i. ... OÊ»ahu (usually Oahu outside Hawaiian and Hawaiian English), the Gathering Place, is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and most populous island in the State of HawaiÊ»i. ... KauaÊ»i (usually spelled Kauai outside the Hawaiian Islands and pronounced kawa-ee) is the oldest and fourth largest of the main Hawaiian Islands, having an area of 1,430. ... Kaho‘olawe is the smallest of the 8 main volcanic islands in the Hawaiian Islands. ... LānaÊ»i (IPA: ) is the sixth-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. ... The island of Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands at 727 square miles (1883 km²). Maui is part of the State of HawaiÊ»i and is the largest island in Maui County. ... MolokaÊ»i as viewed from KaÊ»anapali, Maui MolokaÊ»i (also Molokai) is the fifth largest island of the Hawaiian archipelago. ... Niihau, at 69. ...


Origins

There are various accounts of the earliest history of Ka Hae Hawaiʻi. One relates how King Kamehameha I flew a Union Flag given to him by British explorer Captain George Vancouver as a token of friendship with King George III. An advisor to Kamehameha noted that the Union Flag could draw Hawaiʻi into international conflict as it would be seen as an ally of the United Kingdom. Kamehameha lowered the Union Flag from his home. While disputed as historically accurate, one account of events that followed 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 account then explains why the resulting flag of Hawaiʻi was a deliberate hybrid of the two nations' flags. Another reason for this may be that during the time of Pacific Expansion (Manifest Destiny) in the United States, and when Hawaiʻi was taken over for a day by the United Kingdom, it was made to show that Hawaiʻi was a country, and put both emblems of the flags into one, showing that Hawaiʻi would not be taken over. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Captain George Vancouver RN (June 22, 1757 – May 12, 1798) was an officer of the Royal Navy, best known for his exploration of North America, including the Pacific coast along the Canadian province of British Columbia and the modern day American states of Washington and Oregon. ... George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ... Combatants United States Great Britain Canada Bermuda Eastern Woodland Indians Commanders James Madison Henry Dearborn Jacob Brown Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson George Prevost Isaac Brock† Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6 •Other... This painting (circa 1872) by John Gast called American Progress is an allegorical representation of Manifest Destiny. ...

Flag of the governor of Hawaiʻi
Flag of the governor of Hawaiʻi

In 1816, Kamehameha commissioned his own flag to avoid conflict. As a result, Ka Hae Hawaiʻi was born. Historians attribute the design of Ka Hae Hawaiʻi to an officer of the Royal Navy, based on a form of the British naval flag. There is debate as to the name of the officer. Some traditions credit Alexander Adams, others George Beckley. The original flag was designed to feature stripes alternating red-white-blue, also attributed to various historical flags of the United Kingdom. However, some have argued that the stripes were influenced by the American flag. In error, the flag used at the first official flying of Ka Hae Hawaiʻi ordered the stripes white-red-blue. The number of stripes also changed: originally, the flag was designed with seven horizontal stripes, and in 1845 it was officially changed to eight stripes. The latter arrangement was adopted and is used today. Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Governor_of_Hawaii. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Governor_of_Hawaii. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... Captain Alexander Adams was a British sailor who served Hawaiian King Kamehameha I in the early nineteenth century. ...


The first two nations to officially recognize Ka Hae Hawaiʻi for official international use were the United Kingdom and France. The United States and Japan followed.


Ka Hae Hawaiʻi day

In 1990, Governor of Hawaiʻi John D. Waihee III proclaimed July 31 to be Ka Hae Hawaiʻi or Hawaiian Flag Day. It has been celebrated each year since then. MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... John David Waihee III was the first American of Native Hawaiian descent to be elected governor in the United States. ... July 31 is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Resources

  • Constitutional Provisions for the Display of Ka Hae Hawaiʻi

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The field of the flag is composed of eight horizontal stripes symbolizing the eight major inhabited islands.
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