The flag of the state of Hawaii is the official standard symbolizing Hawaii as a U.S. state. The same flag had also previously been used by the kingdom, protectorate, republic, and territory of Hawaii. It is the only U.S. state flag to feature the Union Flag of the United Kingdom, a remnant of the period in Hawaiian history when it was associated with the British Empire.
In the Hawaii State flag the eight alternating white, red and blue stripes represent the eight islands of Hawaii. The British Union Jack in the Hawaii State flag represents Hawaii's historical relationship with Great Britian as its protectorate. It also represents a stylized puela which is the symbol of the Hawaiian ali'i.