Chinese New Year

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

January 31, 2014 Year of the Horse

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Chinese New Year is a holiday that celebrates the beginning of a new year according to the lunar calendar. Since the lunar calendar is based on the phases of the moon, Chinese New Year is never on the same day each year, but usually is somewhere between January 21st and February 20th.  Chinese New Year is the most important of the Chinese holidays. It is celebrated with family gatherings, celebration, gift-giving, fireworks, the eating of symbolic foods and the display of decorations. Traditionally it is a 15-day holiday focused on bringing good luck for the new year and celebrating the coming of spring.

Those born during the year of the horse are energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able.

The Chinese New Year tradition is to reconcile, forget all grudges and sincerely wish peace and happiness for everyone.


Maui Chinese New Year Festival

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Maui Mall

Bring in the year of the Horse at the 16th Annual Maui Chinese New Year Festival Febraury 1, 2014 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Maui Mall Shopping Center, Kahului.   This free event brings good luck to all with fireworks and Steve Catugal’s  Maui Maretial Arts Society Lion Dancers, Chinese cultural demonstrations, Chinese cultural entertainment, chinese attire contest for kids, Chinese cooking contest and lots of good luck to bring in the New Year.

Free good luck photo for the frist 150 with the Kwock Hing Society ancient Lion Head.   Keiki activieis, crafts, food booths, free Chinese calligraphy and more

1623677_646834248696222_1156948956_nSaturday’s Maui Chinese New Year Festival will have continuous entertainment on stage. Check out the entertainment schedule:

9:00 am: Tai Chi demonstrations
10:00 am: Mayor Arakawa’s Welcome
10:05 am, 2 pm: Maui Chinese Martial Arts Academy, Lion Dancers
10:45 am: Children Art Contest Winners
11:00 am: Children Chinese Attire Contest
11:45 am – 1:30 pm : Sing Sing Bliss Chinese Dancers
12:00 pm: Attire Contest Winners
12:15 pm: Chinese Cooking Demo
12:45 pm Chinese Harpist, Erhu & guitar
1:00 pm Chinese Harpist
1:15 pm Booth Decorating Winners
1:45 pm Kung Fu Demo, Maui Chinese Martial Art Society
2:30 pm: End


Ah Fook’s Supermarket Lion Dance to Celebrate Chinese New Year

 Saturday, February 1st, 2014

 12:30 pm

Ah Fook’s Supermarket, Kahului


Chinese New Year Celebration to be Held at County Building

Chinese New Year

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – Master Ben Seng Au and his Shaolin Arts Academy will again bring their cultural extravaganza to the County Building in celebration of Chinese New Year- the Year of the Horse. This year’s festivities will take place on Friday, Feb. 7 on the front lawn of the County Building beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Firecrackers will open the event, followed by a martial arts exhibition and lion dancers. The lion dance performance will feature elaborate traditional costumes, drums, cymbals and other Chinese percussion instruments.

Red “li-shi” envelopes to feed the lions will be available at the event. The envelopes are given in the hopes of obtaining good luck during the new year.

For more information about the Chinese New Year celebration, call the Mayor’s Office at 270-7855.

Makawao Town’s 22nd Annual Chinese New Year’s Lion Dance Celebrationchinese new year lion dance

Makawao merchants invite you to come and join in this celebration. The Au’s Shaolin Arts Society will offer the Lion Dance with a Martial Arts Demonstration and plenty of fireworks to open the New Year! Saturday, February 8th at 10 a.m. on the corner of Baldwin and Makawao Avenues. After the demonstration the lion will dance through the streets of Makawao!

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Makawao Town

Baldwin Ave & Makawao Ave

Makawao, HI USA 96768

Intersection of Baldwin Avenue & Makawao Avenue

Nancy Bermel 280-3715

[email protected]


Chinese New Year Celebration at the Makawao History Museum

The Makawao History Museum is celebrating Chinese New Year with a children’s event at the museum located on Makawao Avenue across from the Makawao Public Library, on Saturday, February 8, 2014.  The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and there will be children’s activities throughout the day.  Please feel free to spend time enjoying the exhibits in the museum as the children express themselves through their art.  We look forward to celebrating with you and your family.

 Saturday, February 8th, 2014

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Makawao History Project

1152 Makawao Ave.

Makawao , HI USA 96768!/pages/Makawao-History-Project/1420312368182599

Makawao History Project – Celebrate and preserve Makawao’s unique history.

On Makawao Avenue across from the Makawao Public Library/1152 Makawao Avenue

 Judy Mertens 808 572 6877

Chinese New Year at the Lahaina Cannery Mall