Kung Hei Fat Choy!
Friday, February 12th we celebrated Chinese New Years at Hale Makua. Our residents at Wailuku campus enjoyed some delicious, crispy wontons that they prepared along with some noodles. There was also spirited entertainment thanks to our Chinese lion who danced around the neighborhoods, greeting residents who fed him red envelopes in hopes to bring them good luck and prosperity.
The lucky lion even received some love from a resident who planted a sweet kiss on his face, which was quite endearing and much appreciated as the lion hadn't been able to get any kisses or hugs over this last year. (You can see a photo of the kiss along with other photos from that day on our Facebook or Instagram).
In Chinese culture, the year 2021 is the year of the ox, and it is believed that those born in the year of ox tend to be hardworking and honest individuals. Were you born the year of the ox? If so, comment on our Chinese New Years post on our Facebook and Instagram and let us know!