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    Kung Hee Fat Choy 2011

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    "Friday, January 28, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
    Open to the public, Free
    Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii presents
    62nd Annual Narcissus Festival and
    Choy Cheng, Traditional Lion Dance Blessing, and
    Chinatown Open House
    In Chinatown and at Chinatown Cultural Plaza. The evening begins at 8 South King St. with the traditional Chinese lion dance blessing -- Choy Cheng. The Narcissus Queen and her court will visit Chinatown businesses and their patrons. Stores celebrate by lighting firecrackers and offering lisee (good luck money envelopes) to the dancing lions. Meanwhile, the Chinatown Open House celebration takes place at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza, with food vendors, arts and crafts booths, and entertainment.

    Saturday, January 29, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Open to the public, Free
    Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii hosts the
    Chinatown New Year Celebration
    Chinatown Cultural Plaza. Food vendors provide an assortment of Chinese ethnic favorites, including jai (vegetarian monk’s food), gin doi (Chinese doughnut), gau (New Year pudding), and jook (rice soup). Entertainment includes ethnic dance troupes, local musical groups, and martial arts and weapons demonstrations.

    Saturday, January 29, 3:30– 5:30 pm
    Open to the public, Free
    Chinatown Merchants Association presents
    Night in Chinatown Parade
    The “Night In Chinatown” Parade begins at 3:30 p.m. on Hotel Street at the
    State Capitol and proceeds to Maunakea Street. Parade participants include Festival Queens and their courts, cultural organizations, kung fu martial artists, lion and dragon dance associations, including a special performance by a
    150 foot dragon. For more information about this event or to participate, call Gifford Chang at (808) 306-4570 or Denton Chun at (808) 375-2488, or email hawaiichinatown@yahoo.com.

    Saturday, January 29, 9:00 am – 10:30 pm
    Open to the public, Free
    Chinatown Merchants Association presents
    Night in Chinatown Festival
    On Maunakea Street and Smith Street. This all-day block party features booths with home-cooked Asian food and traditional New Year’s arts and crafts, as well as, entertainment on two stages with martial arts, cultural demonstrations, and Chinese lion and dragon dance performances. Visit Keiki Land where there are activities for children of all ages, from inflatable rides to games. Join the Little Miss Chinatown activity and have an opportunity to participate in the parade. Also, special guests, including lion dance performances and other fun activities will occur throughout the day. Don’t miss this major opportunity to purchase special food or items to welcome the Lunar New Year! For more information about this event or to participate, call Gifford Chang at (808) 306-4570 or Kelfred Chang at (808) 306-4584, or email hawaiichinatown@yahoo.com "
    Be AKAMAI ~ KOKUA Hawai`i!
    Philippians 4:13 --- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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    I heard that a request was put to the functioneers to play recordings of firecrackers instead of blowing them off, and was hoping to witness this improbable feat last nite in Ctown, but no, it was the same old tradition, but much less. Will anybody be doing recordcrackers? Kung hee fat doobie!

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    Kung Hee Fat Choy!!

    Pictures taken on Saturday at the Parade in Chinatown. Today, is Chinese New Year!

    Auntie Lynn
    Last edited by 1stwahine; December 28th, 2012 at 08:53 AM.
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    Today is Chinese new year's eve.
    May I always be found beneath your contempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    Today is Chinese new year's eve.
    Will there be firecrackers set off at midnight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    Today is Chinese new year's eve.
    Mahalo. And today is Chinese News Years!

    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Will there be firecrackers set off at midnight?
    I waited and didn't hear anything.

    Auntie Lynn
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    Philippians 4:13 --- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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    I didn't hear one firecracker in celebration for the 2013 year.

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    No wonder.

    The drones might attack you if you light some fireworks.

    The young folks who mastered mario brothers are now carrying out state department policy


    via joysticks.

    I hope they are not running windows.

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    May SNAKES overrun Hawai`i.
    Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!
    ~ ~
    Kaʻonohiʻulaʻokahōkūmiomioʻehiku
    Spreading the virus of ALOHA.
    Oh Chu. If only you could have seen what I've seen, with your eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaonohi View Post
    May SNAKES overrun Hawai`i.
    It's the Year of the Snake.

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