Hawaii eschews the practice for one simple reason: because of its latitude, there isn’t much of a difference in daylight between winter and summer. The latest the sun will set this year, for instance, is 7:18pm; the earliest was 5:48pm — a difference of an hour and a half. New York City’s latest sunset, by contrast, will be 8:31pm this year, while its earliest was 4:28pm — a difference of more than four hours!
The Aloha state’s daylight monotony only adds to its overall climate monotony. With the weather and the daylight fairly consistent throughout the year, days, weeks and seasons can begin to blur together. No wonder time seems to slow down in the islands.