County of Maui Hosts Chinese New Year Celebration

January 31, 2014, 1:06 PM HST · Updated February 7, 12:36 PM
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File photo courtesy County of Maui.

File photo courtesy County of Maui.

By Maui Now Staff

The County of Maui hosts a Chinese New Year celebration featuring firecrackers, a martial arts exhibition, and lion dancers.

The event will take place at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, on the lawn of the County Building in Wailuku.

Returning this year is Master Ben Seng Au and his Shaolin Arts Academy.

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The lion dance performance includes elaborate traditional costumes, drums, cymbals and other Chinese percussion instruments.

Red “li-shi” envelopes fed to the lions — in the hopes of obtaining good luck in the New Year — will be available at the event.

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