One reason that the people of Hawaii are different in their cultures is because they did not become a state until much later. They governed and ruled themselves for a long time. Kamehameha was the first ruler of Hawaii in the early 1800s. He was thought of to be the monarch or king of the islands. People worshipped him and they still worship him today because he was their first ruler. He was able to unify the islands during his reign.
Today, many people still worship through their religion or upbringing the forefathers of their country. It is related to their religion. Just like Christians worship God and believe in Jesus, the Hawaiians worship their leader and ruler from long ago named Kamehameha.