Kung Hee Fat Choy!
Chinese New Year falls on Saturday when the Chinese Lions make their appearance at Kukui Grove Center so people and businesses can offer li see, or the familiar red envelopes containing money (even-numbered because this is not a funeral) and wishes for good fortune for the year.
There is no announced times for the lions to make their appearance, but I’m assuming it’s in the morning because the lions have an engagement at the Kaua‘i Poke Company, later.
In celebration of February being Hawaiian language month (it’s also Aloha Shirt month?), Kukui Grove will be the site of Ola Ka ‘i Kaua‘i-Ni‘ihau or the Hawaiian Language Thrives from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features entertainment, games, ho‘ike‘ike himeni, of musical presentation, shopping and dining for the ‘ohana.
Jean Souza, of the Kaua‘i Ocean Discovery, said she’s got to remember to bring her li see, and get out those books written in the Hawaiian language.
But it’s not all because over at the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital campus, the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation Kaua‘i Region is partnering with more than 10 community health and wellness vendors to host the free community health and wellness resource fair where a lot of prizes are waiting to be given away for people who need to be present to win.
And, it’s not over because it’s the second Saturday of the month so Lexi Jones invites people to the Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market that starts on the heels of Bikes on Rice that meets at the Kalena Park (hey, it’s close to the Kaua‘i Beer Company that recently celebrated second brewing of beer using Kaua‘i-grown rice that Larry Feinstein said is better tasting than the first batch).
Source: The Garden Island