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Statehood Day: What’s Closed?

August 21, 2015, 7:58 AM HST
* Updated August 21, 8:58 AM
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Each year, the third Friday is August is celebrated in Hawai’i as Statehood Day. In observance of the holiday, all county and state offices are closed, including public libraries and public schools.

The Hele-On will run on a limited holiday schedule. The only routes available are from Hilo to South Kohala resorts, Pahala to Kona and South Kohala, and North Kohala to South Kohala. The 3:35 a.m. trip to South Kohala resorts will not continue to Kona and ends at Waikoloa Village Marriott Resort & Spa.

Federal offices remain open, as well as financial services, like banks and credit unions.

Statehood celebrates Hawai’i’s admission as a state on Aug. 21, 1959.

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