Hawaii Prepares To Ring In The Year Of The Monkey

Feb 4, 2016

Credit Molly Solomon

Say goodbye to the Year of the Goat. Starting Monday, we’ll officially enter the Year of the Monkey. Lions and dragons will take to the streets this weekend in Chinatown to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Credit Molly Solomon

Festival officials say the event brings tens of thousands of tourists and local residents to the area, where everything from good luck charms to char siu jin dui is for sale. Leonard Kam is the past president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i. He’s chairing this year’s Chinese New Year Festival.

The Lunar New Year festivities continue tomorrow night, with a lion dance and firecracker show in Chinatown.