17th October 2019


What is the real Hawaiian flag?

The Kanaka Maoli flag has green, red, yellow stripes. "The Kanaka Maoli - or "native Hawaiian" - flag is said to have been Kamehameha's personal flag long before the modern Hawaiian flag. British navy Captain Lord George Paulet destroyed it when he took control of Hawaii for five months in 1843.

Also, why is there a Union Jack in Hawaii's flag?

In 1793 Captain George Vancouver from Great Britain presented the Union Jack to the conquering king Kamehameha I, who was then uniting the islands into a single state; the Union Jack flew unofficially as the flag of Hawaii until 1816.

Why do people have the Hawaiian flag upside down?

Sometimes, you'll see the flag hanging upside down, which symbolizes a “nation in distress” and a sign of protest to the American government. In fact, some argue that the Kanaka Maoli, or Native Hawaiian, flag was the original Hawaiian flag.

Who created the Hawaiian flag?

There are various accounts of the earliest history of the flag of Hawaii. One relates how King Kamehameha I flew a British flag, probably a Red Ensign, given to him by British explorer Captain George Vancouver as a token of friendship with King George III.
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