On Friday, the Hawaii will celebrate Statehood Day, meaning most government offices will be closed.

Hawaii officially became a state on Aug. 21, 1959. Statehood Day — formerly known as Admissions Day — is on the third Friday of August.

It’s one of 14 Hawaii state holidays government employees will celebrate in 2012. Others include: Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day (March 26), Good Friday (April 6), King Kamehameha I Day (June 11) and General Election Day (Nov. 6).

Here’s a list of what agencies will still be operating in Honolulu courtesy of the city:

·       Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard and police services will be available.

·       Municipal golf courses, the zoo and botanical gardens will be open.

·       Regular Friday refuse collections will be made and landfills/transfer stations will be open.

·       TheBus will operate on its state holiday schedule.  (For route and schedule information, go towww.thebus.org, or call 848-5555.)

·       The People’s Open Markets will not be held.

·       Neal Blaisdell Box office will be closed.

·       Satellite City Halls will be closed.

·       Traffic lanes will not be coned.

·       On-street parking will be free, except for meters on Kalakaua Avenue along Kapiolani Park.…

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