Hawaii is comprised completely of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean. While these are some basic facts about these amazing islands, you really need to take a look at the state deeper to find out some interesting and not well known things.
Little Known Facts About Hawaii
Before become a state Hawaii was kingdom. The first King of Hawaii was a man named Kamehameha the Great. The kingdom was established with help from the British between the years of 1795 and 1810. The monarch oversaw the Privy Council which handled the administration of the kingdom. This system had ministers which oversaw different departments and was based on the British political system. These administrators also acted as advisors to the monarch. Throughout the 1800s the powers of the monarch declined until eventually a bicameral parliament was established.
This reign of the first king is still celebrated on Hawaii on June 11th as King Kamehameha the First Day. This day is the only holiday established during the monarchy and has been celebrated since it was established in 1871. The holiday includes a traditional floral parade with horses and riders adorned in flowers. In addition there are hula competitions and music festivals with local food, history and community activities. The parade traditionally occurs down the Akoni Pule highway and continues to the Kohala Cultural Center. This event is great for visitors looking for cultural history and facts about Hawaii.
Geological Facts About Hawaii
Hawaii contains many live volcanoes and is one of the most studied geological places in the world. One of these unique features is Halemaumau, a pit crater, found in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. At the national park visitors can find many interesting facts about Hawaii and volcanoes in general. On display are the results of years of volcanic evolution on the Big Island. Guests can tour the park can camp there and go to the many events that highlight the history and unique geological aspects of the island.
On the Big Island there are five volcanoes Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea. Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea are all active volcanoes and in some places you can actually see the lava flowing. All of Hawaii was formed by volcanoes and the islands continue to move and grow. This makes this State unique in the U.S. and many tourists go to Hawaii to see mother earth in action.