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Hawaii Year of the Dragon HAWAII DATELINE 2016

HAWAII DATELINE 2016

The rich cultural diversity of Hawaii is evident in  the Islands Chinatown start of Year Celebrations in January. 

New Year celebrations punctuated by firecrackers,  drums, symbals, and gongs ring  in the Chinese Lunar New Year. Authentic cultural entertainment enhance  the rich tradition with sights and sounds found in the Island Chinese Culture of Hawaii.

January is the time to enjoy the rich tradition of the Year of the Dragon in Hawaii! The month of the Chinese Lunar Year also heralded the arrival of the first Cantonese contract laborers from Amoy, Fukien, China arrive on  January 3, 1852.

Immigration by ship called the Thetis and several ships brought strong cultural traditions from China for Hawaii's sugar plantations, mostly from China's southern localities.

 International Travelers are drawn to these Island traditions which make Hawaii a true international cultural experience

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