Hawaii Admission Day - it's a holiday today on Maui!
August 17, 2012
The third Friday in August is celebrated here in the Hawaiian Islands to commemorate the event when Hawaii was admitted to the Union in 1959. It's known as Admission Day or Statehood Day.
When I remember that we moved to Hawaii in 1980, it was only 21 years of being a state then! That seems like such a short time really and I don't think we really appreciated that fact.
For a treat to celebrate we're making fresh toasted coconut, with just picked coconuts, and honey from a Haiku Maui neighbor. The grated coconut flesh was so juicy that it was good to let it sit and dry in the air for an hour before putting into the oven.
I can't begin to tell you how much we love living in Hawaii, in Maui, in Haiku. There is so much you can grow and cultivate in your garden to enjoy all year round. The climate is very even and agreeable. Renewable energy resources are everywhere to be found. Hawaii really is the best state to live!
Aloha Friday and Happy Admission Day everyone!