Chinese New Year 2019

Happy Chinese New Year! 2019 is the year of the Pig! Chinese New Year officially kicks off today February 5th. The zodiac symbols repeat every 12 years. The next time you will have a year of the Pig will be in 2031.

The symbolic feeding the dragon is a tradition done to bring good luck. Red envelopes are fed to the dragon by those seeking good fortune. If you’ve never had a chance to experience this it is truly a fun sight to see!

A full day of celebration is scheduled to take place on February 8th in Lahaina. Lions will dance through the streets of Lahaina and there will be plenty of festivities at the Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse at 858 Front St. Chinese New Year exhibits will be on display beginning Monday, February 4th through Thursday, February 7th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Wo Hing Museum.

On Saturday, February 9th Lahaina Cannery will have the traditional “feeding of the lions” from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Martial arts display an firecrackers during the celebration, or come out at 1:00 pm for a pre-celebration hula performance!

On Sunday February 10th the Tiki Terrace Restaurant located at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel will host the Year of the Pig brunch buffet. Buffet will include shrimp egg fu young, braised short ribs and noodles. Reservations are a must!

Queen Kaahumanu Center will be hosting two different events for Chinese New Year. First event will be held on Sunday, February 10th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The annual event will consist of martial arts demonstration, fireworks, lion dance, and crafts for keiki under the age of 12. On Saturday, February 16th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm the Chinese New Year Festival will be held at the Queen Kaahumanu Center. Activities include good luck photos with ancient lion head, calligraphy writing, keiki ribbon dancing, plus so much more! This will be a fun event for the entire family!

The Grand Wailea Hotel has posted via their website that you can experience the Lion Dance in the resort lobby tomorrow, Wednesday February 6th at 4:00 pm.

In Paia, Maui Mediation Services will be celebrating tonight from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Flatbread Co. This annual fundraiser will feature a silent auction with items from Grand Wailea, Maui Laser Tag, and many others! A portion of all pizza sales throughout the evening will be donated to Maui Mediation Services.

So many events its impossible to choose just one! As more events unfold we will keep you updated! Enjoy the celebrations! Gong hei fat choy!

Things To Do This Weekend!

Lots of events going on this weekend!

Start your Friday celebrating Chinese New Years in Lahaina from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This free event will take place at the Wo Hing Museum on Front St. Come celebrate the Year of The Dog.

Kihei 4th Friday takes place this evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Azeka Shopping Center. Enjoy food booths, free entertainment, crafts, and local shopping! Free parking available.

Community work day available at Kalepolepo Park from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on the Ko ie ie Fishpond. Please wear protective gear and bring waters!

Also on Saturday, keep your Chinese New Years celebration going with Makawao Towns 26th Annual Chinese New Year Lion Dance celebration. Event starts at 10:00 am on the corner of Makawao and Baldwin Avenue. The Outlet Of Maui will also be celebrating with a Lion Dance and martial arts demonstration at 4:30 pm.

Great art event to support on Saturday Art Affair is Hui No eau that supports community visual arts. Live and silent auction, music, dancing, and gourmet food all available. Event held at the Kaluanui estate from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Wrap up your weekend Sunday with the Queen Kaahumau Centers Chinese New Year celebration from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Kahului.

Winter Pops featuring Capathia Jenkins will be performing at the Castle Theater at 3:00 pm. Ticket prices vary. Students 18 and under are half price.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Chinese New Year 2016!

Chinese NY 2016

 

Chinese New Year 2016 is the Year Of The Monkey.  Chinese New Year is celebrated with friends and family gathering together to enjoy a feast.  Fireworks are a normal part of the celebration and decorations are predominantly done in red.   The monkey is the 9th sign in the 12 sign zodiac cycle.  The next time for this zodiac sign will not be until 2028.

A free all day (10:00 am to 7:00 pm) celebration will be held on Friday February 12th in Lahaina at the Wo Hing Museum on Front St.  Ring in the Year Of The Monkey with kids crafts, fireworks, music, and a traditional lion dance.

We wish all our family, friends, and patrons a very Happy New Year for 2016!  Mahalo!

Happy Chinese New Year!

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2014 is the year of the Horse.  Strap in for a wild ride as the Horse’s yang energy brings a burst of excitement, spontaneous surprise, and unexpected life-changeing events!

There are activities available on Maui to help you celebrate.  The Maui Mall will be hosting it’s 15th annual festival on February 1 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.  Food, entertainment and crafts will be on hand.  You can read more about the event here.

On February 7th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm Lahaina celebrates the new year with lion dances on Front Street.  Bring the family and enjoy food, art activities, and feeding the dragon!  You can view more regarding this event here.

The Hansen Ohana hopes everyone has a safe and happy New Year celebration!