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Today, the world celebrates the day of this unusual musical instrument. Ukulele is perhaps primarily associated with the Hawaiian Islands.

Many sources translate the Hawaiian word “ukulele” as “jumping flea,” but the last queen of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Liliʻuokalani, translated ukulele as “a gift from afar”.

One of the most famous ukulele fans was The Beatles' member George Harrison. He collected hundreds of ukulele guitars and often enjoyed playing music on them. And in the UK, there is even a whole ukulele orchestra, which is very popular and regularly tours around the world.