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. …