Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Hawaii Admission Day - it's a holiday today on Maui!

Hawaii Admission Day - it's a holiday today on Maui!

Hawaii Admission Day - it's a holiday today on Maui!

August 17, 2012

haiku maui coconuts

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.  

 Hawaii State Holidays 2012

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!

beware of falling coconuts


Aloha Friday and Happy Admission Day everyone!


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Comment balloon 11 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • August 17 2012 08:03PM


Georgina, Happy Hawaiian Admission Day!  Toasted coconut sounds delicious!! :)

Posted by Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou (Keller Williams - BV) over 6 years ago

Thanks Sonja, it's almost ready to eat!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 6 years ago

Georgina~you are right to feel so lucky to live there--count your blessings every day! We love Maui and we got married there with some traditional Island ceremonial pieces intertwined in our wedding ceremony. It was a most perfect sunset and filled with joy! It sprinkled on us, and our minister, a woman, said that that was good luck. I loved every minute of it. We got married on Ulua Beach at sunset with a couple fishing in the water in the background as our only attendees.

It doesn't get any better than that.

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 6 years ago

WoW! I love Hawaii even more! Georgina, you are blessed!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 6 years ago

Georgina - how interesting that Hawaii is that much of a "new state."   It sounds like you celebrated in style.  I think the next time I plan a trip to your wonderful island of Maui, I'd like to be there for this celebration.

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) over 6 years ago

I have not been to Maui yet but I have loved my visits to Big Island and Kauai.  If I could live there I would 100%..There is a different spirit flowing through the islands sand it beckons.  You are so fortunate.

Posted by Amada Slade (Island Realty of the Lowcountry) over 6 years ago

Umm anything with coconut is great. Ceil is from Key West Fl and she introduced me to coconut, especiallly candy. Thanks for the history lesson.

Have a great week!

Posted by Carl Winters over 6 years ago

Thanks again for your comments!  Hope you're all having a nice weekend.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 6 years ago

  Thanks for the Ah-ha moment!
Featured you in my Weekly Post!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 6 years ago

Hope you had a great holiday! Statehood........the history of the various states becoming part of the country can be depressing when you study the truth behind what went on..............just saying.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 6 years ago

Hi Georgina, I know you had a great Holiday and celebrated with fresh baked coconut.

It is a beautiful state. I have been there several times.

Posted by Irene Durocher, (Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT) over 6 years ago

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