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If you were born in Hawaii, then it’s likely you know all about Kamehameha Day.

And no it has nothing to do with this…

You know your Dragon Ball Z-watching ass was thinking it.

Kamehameha Day is a holiday observed on June 11th in the state of Hawaii, in honor of Kamaehameha I, also known as Kamehameha The Great. He was a monarch who established the unified Kingdom of Hawaii back in 1810, which is comprised of the islands: NiʻihauKauaʻiOʻahuMolokaʻiLānaʻiKahoʻolaweMaui and Hawaiʻi. And it was his grandson Kamehameha V who first declared June 11th as a day of dedication to his grandfather.

Today, Kamehameha Day is celebrated by paying homage to Ancient Hawaii, reflecting cultural traditions that Kamehameha held sacred, all while things were entering a state of transition influenced by European trends.

And while I’m no more Hawaiian than…

Yep, the “Hawaiian Punch” guy – who’d probably literally give you a Hawaiian punch if you said that to him – there are definitely some celebrities who hail from the 50th U.S. State, and would probably know the historical significance of June 11th a lot better than you and me: From Nicole Scherzinger to President Barack Obama.

After all, that’s their homeland.

Check out the list of Hawaiian celebs down below!

Nicole Scherzinger (Singer)

Sarah Wayne Callies (Actress) – Even though Sarah was born in La Grange, Illinois, she moved to Honolulu with her family at the age of one.

Bruno Mars (Singer) 

Tia Carrere (Actress)

Mark Dacascos (Actor/Chairman of the Iron Chef America)

Tony Fiammetta (NFL Football Player)


Lauren Graham (Actress)

Bethany Hamilton (Professional Surfer)

Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing With The Stars Judge)

Nicole Kidman (Actress) – She’s Australian, but she was actually born in Hawaii.

Michelle Wie (LPGA Golf Player)

Jason Momoa (Actor)

Barack Obama (President of the United States)

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