There is no better place on earth than Honolulu to welcome Chinese New Year 2017 as the place is full of out of the world sceneries, landscapes, islands and beaches. Let’s celebrate this Lunar New Year in Hawaii – the paradise on earth.
A glimpse of Honolulu Hawaii
Lying in the state of Hawaii, Honolulu stands as the state capital as well as the most populous city of Hawaii. The state of Hawaii is world’s most famous and the largest tourist destination. Honolulu is situated in Oaho which is the island in Hawaii. Honolulu is known as the gateway of Hawaii. Honolulu follows a large number of traditions and customs and this city is famous for its distinct pacific cultures and mouth watering cuisines. Honolulu is the only city in United States which lies on two different extreme directions that is it is the western most as well as southern most cities in US.
Previously the city of Honolulu was known as Kou. Honolulu means calm port or a sheltered harbor. The climate of Honolulu can be characterized as tropical savannah climate which is known for dry summers. Rain shadow effect reduces the probability of rain on the region. The probability of hurricanes, ester sprouts and tornadoes is very low in Honolulu.
The place acts as a magnet for large number of people who visit the place for its sparkling beauties. Some of the most visited places in city are Haiku Stairs, Daimond Head, Koko Head, Bishop Museum, Ford Island, Waikiki Aquarium, Hawaii Convention Center, Nu’anu Pali, Halona Blowhole, Moana Hotel, Aliiolani Hale, Ala Moana Beach park, Punchbowl Crater, Honolulu Museum of Art, Mission Houses Museum, Wet’n’Wild Hawaii, Shagri la, Manoa Falls.
CNY parties & celebrations
Chinatown in Honolulu is one of the oldest Chinatowns in any exotic city. People gather in the Chinatown and celebrate the occasion with decorating the entire town with red and gold colored papers and Chinese traditional lanterns. Many hangings made up of red color can be observed on the walls, doors, windows and roofs of hall. Somewhere a large word “fu” can be observed written on the doors. All of this is a good luck gesture.
People wear red clothes and gift each other money in red envelopes. The best part of celebrations is the Chinese annual parade which features lion dances, dragon dances, firecrackers, food, Chinese animal of year, musical performances, Chinese lanterns and kung fu show.
Bakkwa, Nian Go, Pecking Duck and tikoy are some of the Chinese traditional dishes which can be found as menu in any restaurant of the city. Restaurants in Chinatown offer wide range of Chinese cuisines which water ones mouths. Many restaurants offer oranges and if you are the one to catch an orange from lion than all the luck comes to you.
Accommodations for Spring Festival
Honolulu offers a wide range of hotels and resorts from comfortable and high cost to low cost affordable hotels. Some of the best places to be booked for accommodation are Luana Waikiki, Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk, Outrigger Waikiki Beach, The Modern Honolulu, Aqua Oasis, The Kahala Hotel and Resort, Aston Waikiki Beach Tower, Halekulani Hotel, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head and Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk.