The Year of the Sheep Chinese New Year celebrations in Honolulu include the oldest ethnic pageant in the U.S., The Narcissus Queen Pageant, and a host of free public events. The month-
February 13, 5pm Chinatown Open House Lion dance performances by more than 12 lions throughout Chinatown — Bethel Street to River Street, King Street to Beretania Street — kick-
February 14 – 15, 11am – 9:30 pm Chinatown Cultural Plaza
There will be food and stage performances in the Center Stage area. This event is presented by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the City and County of Honolulu.
February 14, 8 am – 9:30 pm Night In Chinatown Festival & Parade
The largest event of the Chinese New Year celebration is a festive
block party throughout the day in the heart of Chinatown in Honolulu with more than 100 food, craft and cultural booths. Five stage performances, lion and dragon dancing and other activities from various cultural ethnic groups start at 8 am and end at 9:30 pm, on Smith, Pauahi and Maunakea Streets.
The Night in Chinatown parade starts at 3:30 pm on Hotel Street, then proceeds from the State Capital to River Street. With over 90 marching units, over 3,500 participants and cultural groups, including
colorful lions and the dragons, the parade ends with the longest dragon in Honolulu, (approximately 150 feet). This event is presented by the Chinatown Merchants Association, Honolulu Chinese Jaycees and City and County of Honolulu.
Celebrations at other various restaurants and venues.
February 21, 11am – 2pm Ala Moana Shopping Center
Center Stage events at 11am, followed with more than 14 lion dances throughout the shopping center and ending with a meet-
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