As we do every Friday we take questions from podcast listeners today. We discussed the question for Michael who’s going for the first one to the big Island and wants to know some must do hiking adventures. We offer some suggestions including exploring the North Kohala coast. We also discuss a question from Rachel who wants to know which zipline is the best if they want to see a rain forest and waterfalls. Our suggestion is that she do the zip and dip adventure at the Princeville Ranch.

This week’s funny question comes from a person who wanted to know if we have the same holidays in Hawaii as one the mainland. The answer to the question is yes and no so we go over some of the unique holidays to compare and discuss the dates.

Day Observed in 2011 (Official Date Designated in Statute/Constitution)

  • New Year’s Day: Dec. 31, 2010 (The first day in January)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Jan. 17 (The third Monday in January)
  • President’s Day: Feb. 21 (The third Monday in February)
  • Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day: Mar. 25 (The twenty-sixth day in March)
  • Good Friday: Apr. 22 (The Friday preceding Easter Sunday)
  • Memorial Day: May 30 (The last Monday in May)
  • King Kamehameha I Day: June 10 (The eleventh day in June)
  • Independence Day: July 4 (The fourth day in July)
  • Statehood Day: Aug. 19 (The third Friday in August)
  • Labor Day: Sept. 5 (The first Monday in September)
  • Veterans’ Day: Nov. 11 (The eleventh day in November)
  • Thanksgiving: Nov. 24 (The fourth Thursday in November)
  • Christmas: Dec. 26 (The twenty-fifth day in December)

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