Waiakea Center Celebrates Chinese New Year, January 25

Waiakea Center

315 Makaala Street
Hilo, HI 96720

Waiakea Center celebrates Chinese New Year on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, from 4 to 6 p.m.  Festivities will include a traditional Chinese Lion Dance to celebrate the Year of the Rat.


Accompanied by rhythmic drums and percussion, the lion will visit the variety of shops, restaurants and businesses at Waiakea Center. The lion will be fed donations in red envelopes, known as lai see (lucky money), believed to bring prosperity to the giver throughout the year. Families are welcome to participate in the tradition, which often delights keiki.


Waiakea Center is located at 315 Makaala Street, in Hilo.

Saturday, 25 January, 2020


Chris Aguinaldo