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Lion Dance Chinatown

Photo: David Croxford

Gung Hee Fat Choy! Here is our list of lion dances in Honolulu and our five tips for first-timers to celebrate the Year of the Rat. Read more

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Photo: By Greg Yamamoto

Want a quick introduction to the food, music and art of Hawai‘i's cultural communities? Here is a list of 21 festivals (all family-friendly), so you can experience it all. Read more

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Punahou Carnival Rides

Photo: Punahou School

Welcome the year of the boar, spin on rides and sing happy birthday to a monster. Read more

Weekend Guide

Battleship Missouri

Photo: Battleship Missouri Memorial

Tour a 75-year-old battleship for free, remodel your home and receive a Chinese scroll. Read more

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Inside Look: New Year's ʻOhana Festival

Photo: Courtesy of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i

Our 10 tips for when to go, what youʻll find and how to navigate this free family festival. Plus, where to find covered parking, the best bathrooms and spam musubi. Read more

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Photo: Honolulu Museum of Art

Climb inside a T-Rex's mouth, make dog puppets and dragon headbands, judge koi, dress up for an etiquette class and take home an aquaponics garden. Read more

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Photo: ESPN 1420 Jersey Fun Run

Dash across a football field, sail on the Hōkūleʻa with a virtual reality experience, go on E.K. Fernandez rides, dress up in traditional Korean clothes, get your pet blessed or bird watch in a wetland. Read more

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Courtesy of Waikīkī Aquarium

Learn about the ocean, science and astronomy or take advantage of Hawai‘i's melting pot of cultures by eating and dancing at ethnic festivals and parades. Read more

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  • Chinese New Year: Where to Find Lions to Celebrate the Year of the Rat

    Photo: David Croxford

    Chinese New Year: Where to Find Lions to Celebrate the Year of the Rat

  • Lion Dance Chinatown

    Photo: David Croxford

    Lion Dance Chinatown

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    Ka Makana Aliʻi kicks off Chinese New Year on Jan. 26.