Kung Hei Fat Choi

Attended the Night in Chinatown Street Festival & Parade this late afternoon / early evening. Ran into friends there. Had a great time!

As the parade moved along Hotel Street, I had to run down King Street to catch up to it for this pic.

Then I headed over to the food booths before the parade ended to beat the crowds. Good call….

The side streets were jam packed. There were food booths, vendors, kung fu demonstrations, pageant queens, and even a reggae concert!

The parade ended at River Street with what looked like a dance battle. Here’s a link to my Viddy video.

Sampled a few unusual desserts with friends. Had fun. A great celebration….


Walked over to Chinatown today to check out the sights & sounds. Good times! Didn’t realize how close it is to my place (only 1.4 miles according to Google Maps.) Most of the festivities were held last week, but I had some time to check it out today.

First I stumbled into Maunakea Marketplace. Cool place. It was a maze of gift shops with a food court and an open market. There were crabs, shrimp, tilapia, and vegetables for sale.

Then I made my way to the Chinatown Cultural Plaza. There was a buzz of activity, and it was kinda crowded. There were food vendors, souvenir stands, t-shirts, firecrackers, and different Dragon Dances going on.

Got my gau. Happy Chinese New Year….