Hawaii Christmas and New Year Traditions

By Hudson, USA, December 2011

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A little-known fact about Hawaii: the Hawaiians did not celebrate Christmas until after the arrival of Captain Cook in 1778. Come the Protestant missionaries in the early 1800s, and Christmas finally landed on the 50th US state. Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) was born!

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Hawaii Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Hawaii.

Photo courtesy of Greg Bishop via Flickr.

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