Kapolei Commons Celebrates Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rooster!


WHAT: Kapolei Commons Celebrates the Year of the Rooster with a lion and dragon dance and a martial arts demonstration performed by the Chinese Lion Dance Association. This troupe has represented Hawaii in various international pole-jumping lion dance tournaments in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

It’s FREE so bring the family and enjoy this colorful, high-energy event! Free fortune cookies and coloring booklets for the keiki, while supplies last.

It is believed that the loud beats of the drum and the deafening sounds of the cymbals together with the face of the dragon or lion dancing aggressively can ward off or suppress bad or evil spirits. Red envelopes known as lai see will be passed out during the Chinese New Year’s celebration. Customers can place money in the envelope and feed it to the lion for good luck. Per custom, the amount of money in the red packets should an even number.

WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Kapolei Commons – 4450 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, HI 96707 – Parking lot across from Down to Earth

ENTER THE T.J. MAXX INSTAGRAM CONTEST for a chance to win a $100 T.J. Maxx gift card!

  1. Follow Kapolei Commons on Instagram @kapoleicommons
  2. Take a photo or selfie with you and your family at the Kapolei Commons Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday, February 4, 2017 between 4pm and 6pm
  3. Use the hashtag #kapoleicommons and post your photo to Instagram
  4. Photos must be posted by midnight, February 5, 2017.
  5. Winner will be judged on creativity and Chinese New Year spirit and announced by February 11, 2017.

About Kapolei Commons

Kapolei Commons is West Oahu’s premiere shopping destination for shopping, dining and beauty solutions. Kapolei Commons is the first center of its kind on Oahu and is becoming a gathering place for residents and visitors on the west side.

Phase I opened in March 2009 and includes Target, Ross, Sports Authority, Petco, OfficeMax, Down to Earth, Genki Sushi, Aloha Salads, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Subway, Royal Nails and Verizon Wireless. Phase II includes Bank of Hawaii, the Vitamin Shoppe, Denny’s, Supercuts, Coldwell Bankers Pacific Properties, T-Mobile, Pier 1 Imports, Kua Aina , Ramen Ya, Sally Beauty and Ruby Tuesday, TJ Maxx, Massage Envy, Hawaiian Island Creations and Cookies Clothing Co. The Entertainment Center is now open and features Regal Kapolei Stadium 12, Eating House 1849, La Tour Café, Gyu-Kaku , BIC Tacos and D.B. Grill. For more information, click www.thekapoleicommons.com

About The Wah Yun Culture and Arts Academy dba Chinese Lion Dance Association  – They were founded for the purpose of promoting and perpetuating an appreciation for Chinese culture in the State of Hawaii.  This is done by the following:  Teaching of Chinese martial arts known as Gung Fu and the Chinese Lion and Dragon Dance to persons of every race, age, religion, gender and culture; the giving of demonstrations of the Chinese Lion & Dragon Dance and Gung Fu, and other forms of Chinese entertainment, and the spreading of good will to every segment of the community at large. Students are taught in hopes they will be able to pass on their knowledge to generations to come. For more information, visit www.chineseliondanceassociation.com

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