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Where to Find Jai in Chinatown for Chinese New Year

If you're looking for the traditional dish of jai to celebrate the Year of the Rat, here are four places we tried in Downtown Honolulu.
2020.01.17 03:33 PM

Best of the Fests: O‘ahu’s 20 Ethnic Festivals

Stuff your face with authentic food while soaking in the cultures of the Islands. From hula and Chinese lion dances to taiko and opera, this list of 20 ethnic festivals on O‘ahu won’t disappoint.
2020.01.16 04:35 PM

6 Chinese Bakeries to Celebrate Lunar New Year

From newer spots to institutions, here’s where to pick up treats—steamed, baked and candied—for the new year and beyond.
2020.01.08 11:15 AM

I Spent a Year Writing About 15 Ethnic Festivals in Hawai‘i

Shot put, grass skirts, Korean pancakes and andagi.
2020.01.07 07:00 AM

How to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Honolulu Like You’re Really Chinese

If you want to usher in good luck in 2020, here’s what you need to do.
2020.01.06 04:00 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2020 New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival in Honolulu

It’s time to celebrate the rats—those born in the Year of the Rat, of course—at the 27th annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival on January 12.
2019.12.26 07:00 AM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Festa Italiana in Honolulu

Eat, drink and immerse yourself in Italian culture at Festa Italiana, the only event of its kind in Hawai‘i, on Sept. 28.
2019.09.01 03:06 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Okinawan Festival in Honolulu

Spend your Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, stuffing your face while soaking in Okinawan culture.
2019.08.26 10:00 AM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Aloha Festivals on O‘ahu

Say aloha to one of the biggest Hawaiian cultural celebrations starting on Saturday, Aug. 31.
2019.08.17 07:00 AM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Korean Festival in Honolulu

Celebrate all things Korean at this fun-packed fest that has it all.
2019.07.18 11:41 AM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Prince Lot Hula Festival

This year marks the 3rd year in the festival’s 41-year run that it will be held at historic ‘Iolani Palace. Here’s your guide to what to expect, where to park and more.
2019.07.14 07:00 AM

There Are More than 52 Things to Order at Hawai‘i’s First Filipino Food Week

20 restaurants on O‘ahu and Maui offer special Filipino dishes, many featuring coconut, June 9 through 15.
2019.06.10 02:13 PM