WAILUKU – Master Ben Seng Au and his Shaolin Arts Academy will again bring their cultural extravaganza to the County Building in celebration of Chinese New Year. The public is invited to attend this free event, with festivities beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 on the front lawn of the County Building.
Firecrackers will open the event, followed by a martial arts exhibition and lion dancers. The lion dance performance will feature elaborate traditional costumes, drums, cymbals and other Chinese percussion instruments.
Red “li-shi” envelopes will be available at the event to “feed” the lions in the hopes of obtaining good luck during the new year. This coming Chinese year is the year of the Green Wooden Sheep (also known as the Ram or Goat).
For more information about the County’s Chinese New Year celebration, call the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development at 270-7710.