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Posted on: January 25, 2023

County of Maui hosts Chinese New Year Lion Dance on Friday at Kalana O Maui County Building


The County of Maui is inviting the public to a Chinese New Year Lion Dance performance at 9 a.m. Friday, January 27 on the front lawn of Kalana O Maui, County Building, in Wailuku.

A team from Au’s Shaolin Arts Society will perform the Lion Dance to usher in the Year of the Rabbit. The festivities will include firecrackers and lion dancing music including drums, gongs and cymbals to attract the lion. Lai see envelopes will be handed out for audience participation to feed money to the lions for good luck.

The event is returning after a break during the pandemic.

The Year of the Rabbit began on January 22 with the first new moon of the year. The rabbit’s essence is family values, alertness, confidence and the ability to listen and not just hear. The rabbit is known for its prolific abundance and swift reaction to avoid calamity.

For more information, call the County of Maui Office of Economic Development at (808) 270-7710.

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