San Hi Fei Lo – Chinese New Year
Welcome to 4702 – according to the ancient tradition of the Chinese lunar calendar. February 9th is the official start of the Chinese new year. The new year is named in three ways: 1)Animal Mascot – This year the Wood Rooster. There are 12 animals in the calendar repeating in a 12 year cycle. 2) The Former Name – This year’s name is Yiyou. The year name is repeated once every 60 years. and finally by 3) The year 4702.
As with many ethnic festivals special foods are closely tied with tradition. Many Hawaii families will dine on sumptious Chinese fare or dim sum meals including treats like jai, gau and mooncakes. Celebrating is easy with tips from Hawaiidiner.com.