Hawaii was named the fiftieth state of the United States August 21, 1959. Hawaii was considered "paradise". The state decided it would be a good idea to promote tourism. They believed it would help their economy. Instead it turned "paradise" into a very crowded state. Hawaii was named the Aloha State, because the word aloha stands for a greeting of hello, goodbye and also a wish for safe travel. This is how tourists were greeted when arriving
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was offensive to the ritual significance of such customs. Over time the islands have become overpopulated and living expenses have become very high. The natives have lost their sense of belonging. They have tried many times to bring cultural history back into society and have failed. Hawaii no longer has any identity of its own. I believe the newfound identity is a tourist trap. Maybe one-day Hawaii will find what it has lost, cultural identity.