70s Hawaii USA Bicentennial 1976 Kamehameha t-shirt Medium

$99.99 USD

Chest 18.5 in.

Length 22.5 in.

Content: 100% Cotton.

Tag Brand: Sport-T

This awesome tank top commemorates Hawaii's celebration of the United States' bicentennial. The graphic features the statue of King Kamehameha I and the words "Hawaii No Ka Oe" which is a Hawaiian phrase that translates to "Hawaii for you." King Kamehameha I is responsible for uniting the Hawaiian islands into one kingdom in the 19th century. His inclusion on the shirt honors his contribution to modern Hawaii and, in turn, the United States.

The United States Bicentennial was a collection of celebrations and events that occurred throughout the 50 states between 1975-1976. Most states, including Hawaii, established bicentennial planning committees that organized events throughout the mid 70s. Celebrations culminated in large, 4th of July celebrations in 1976, the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Hawaiian committee planned events such as film and art festivals, essay contests, a marathon, and the inaugural voyage of the double-hulled voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa.

Hōkūleʻa's voyage was led by Captain Elia David Ku'ualoha "Kawika" Kapahulehua and lasted a little over a month. Kapahulehua and his navigator, Pius "Mau" Pialiug, navigated the 2,700 miles from Maui to Tahiti without any instruments and became the first in modern times to do so.

Fits like a modern unisex adult medium.