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Thought to live between 60 and 80 years, the Honu is a symbol of longevity, safety, and mana (spiritual energy) in Hawaiian culture and their presence brings good luck and peace. The Honu is considered a form of ‘aumakua or ancestral spirit offering lifelong protection, wisdom and guidance. Honu are depicted in ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs, artwork and mythology and represent the eternal link between man, land and sea.
While most of the events for Chinese New Year in Hawaii occur on Oahu there is always an active scene on the other major islands. The trick of course is finding them and making sure you don't miss out. Here is a list of links by island that will get you the information you need, no matter what island you are on.
While Hawaii does not boast the most formal dress code in the world it doesn't hurt to know what colors are respectful when celebrating Chinese New Year in Hawaii. You may not want to dress in complete costume like the lady in the photo above, but here are some tips to stay Hawaii casual and Chinese New Year respectful.
If you enjoy the open market feel with friendly vendors and a slow pace by most of the shoppers then step right up. The feel here is a combination of going out to eat and looking for fresh produce, honestly though, how can you go to a farmers market and not get hungry, right?
The Windward Mall Farmers Market is located on both levels within the mall making browsing all the prepared foods and fresh vegetables an enjoyable experience.
Are you ready for Punahou Carnival? Getting anxious about parking? Get this years carnival information here - Punahou Carnival, and learn about the best Punahou Carnival Parking spots below.
One fun filled event that happens all over the island, every week, are the Oahu Farmers' Markets. Our island is filled with amazing events that come and go throughout the year in Hawaii but the Oahu Farmers' Markets are here to stay.
We recently did an article listing all the farmers markets on Oahu (over 70!) and felt we needed to create an easier way to see what was going on for each day of the week.
Kailua Town Farmers Market, not to be confused with the Kailua Farmers Market on Thursdays by Whole Foods and Longs.
Ka'anapali Fresh Festival Showcases Maui Chefs, Farmers and Fishermen
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You may also think of one the most ubiquitous symbols of the aloha state, the lei.
Daughters of Hawai'i Preserve Treasures of Hulihe'e and Queen Emma Summer Palace
Once a month Oahu’s historic Chinatown comes alive with art and a late-night block party
You might hanker for Hana, but it's the road you'll relish in Hawaii
Hawaii's fiery goddess does (possibly) not suffer thieves lightly
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