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Front Street Celebration to Ring in Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year will be celebrated in Lahaina on . Photo Courtesy

The public is invited to the Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse on Lahaina’s Front Street for an evening of cultural activities, lion dancing, and historical presentations to pay tribute to the Chinese New Year.

Lai see envelopes will be handed out to feed the lions for good luck. After firecrackers are lit in the yard, the lions dance down Front Street, stopping in shops and restaurants.

The Year of the Rat celebration will be held on Jan. 31 from 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

To kick-off festivities, Dr. Busaba Yip will present the history of Chinese New Year at 2 p.m. and specialguest, Dennis Ryan, a collector, will tell the story of the rat: The first animal in the lunar calendar.

The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with free admission.

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For updates, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 808-661-3262.

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