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Moon Festival in Hawaii
September 29, 2017 - September 30, 2017
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and the United Chinese Society present the third annual Moon Festival in Hawaii on Friday, Sept. 29 (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and Saturday, Sept. 30 (9 a.m. to 10 p.m.) at Chinatown Cultural Plaza (100 N. Beretania St.).
The free event is open to the public, and features food and craft vendors, a keiki corner, Chinese lion and dragon dancing, kung fu demonstrations, cultural performances, entertainment, lantern parade and more. There also is a moon cake eating contest on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Grand prize is 1-year supply of Pepsi, second place is 6-month supply of Pepsi, and third place is 3-month supply of Pepsi. Contact the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for an entry application form.
Also at the festival will be a booth sponsored by the US-China People’s Friendship Association (USCPFA) featuring famous lantern master Mr. Weifu He from Shanghai, China, who also will hold a free lantern making workshop on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the United Chinese Society Hall. For more information, contact the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.
There also will be a special Moon Cake and Tea Pairing event taking place on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Won Kee Restaurant at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza. Learn about moon cakes and teas, and enjoy one-of-a-kind moon cakes from China, Taiwan and Hawaii. Tickets are $25 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.
The Moon Festival has been celebrated by the Chinese for more than 1,000 years, and is the second largest holiday celebrated after the Lunar Chinese New Year.
Title sponsors for the Moon Festival in Hawaii are L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, Servco Pacific Insurance and Honolulu Star-Advertiser. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities and booth sales, call the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii at 533-3181 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Chinatown Cultural Plaza
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