The first day of the Chinese New Year 4706 is Jan. 26, but celebrations start with a serious bang in Downtown Honolulu’s Chinatown arts and culture district this weekend.
We’ll have the lowdown on all of the best places to enjoy the festivities—firecrackers, lion dances, food—here on HawaiiMagazine.com on Friday, courtesy of associate editor Sherie Char.
Should you find yourself wanting to welcome the lunar new year with apropos couture, consider Tori Richard’s just-released Year of the Ox shirt. The black embroidered, silk blend Chinese New Year’s shirts are an annual tradition for the Honolulu-based aloha wear designer.
It’s good to be an ox. People born in the year of the Ox are believed to be, among other things dependable, unwaveringly patient, hardworking, calm, modest and free of complaints. Additionally, they are believed to be born leaders with a hard-wired ability to achieve great things.
Famous Year of the Ox births include Meryl Streep, Margaret Thatcher, Jack Nicholson, Princess Diana, George Clooney and President-elect Barack Obama.
Tori Richard’s Year of the Ox shirt are available exclusively at the designer’s Hawaii boutique stores—in Honolulu, at Ala Moana Center, the Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, on Maui at The Shops at Wailea.