Hawaii, a U.S. state, is an isolated volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific. It is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the U.S., having received statehood on August 21, 1959. Hawaii is the only U.S. state located in Oceania and the only one composed entirely of islands. Its islands are renowned for their rugged landscapes of cliffs, waterfalls, tropical foliage and beaches with gold, red, black and even green sands. Of the 6 main islands, Oahu has Hawaii’s biggest city and capital, Honolulu, home to crescent Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbor’s WWII memorials.
THE ALOHA STATE
Things to Do
Attend the Prince Lot Hula Festival Two relaxed summer days of hula kahiko (ancient style hula) and hula ‘auana (modern style hula) from local and off-island hālau hula (hula schools), that is also a celebration of Hawaiian culture. >MORE 2. Spend a day at one of Hawai’i’s many culture-specific festivals The Maui Matsuri, Korean Festival, Filipino Fiesta, Hawaiian Scottish Festival and …