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Chinese and non-Asian guests alike gather in Chinatown for two days in January or February in celebration of the New Year. During the extensive list of activities, locals offer feng shui presentations, fortune telling and martial arts demonstrations along with music, dancing, arts and crafts displays. The festivities close with a traditional 150 foot dragon dancing through the streets. The colorful event promises food and fun for all.

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    Honolulu, HI

The affluent private school and President Obama's alma mater welcomes the public every February for a two-day celebration that includes a spectacular carnival. Considered a food lover's delight, the event hosts dozens of food booths in addition to an art gallery, games and rides. Other activities include an auction and a popular White Elephant Sale.

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    Maui, HI

From the end of January through March, the community presents a number of events that honor the humpback whales that swim 3,000 miles every year as they migrate to the area for the winter. Here the whales stay, mate and birth their young. Guests have the chance to enjoy free lectures, special whale watching cruises, fun runs and other events that commemorate the massive mammals.

This extravagant weekend May event not only celebrates the cultures and heritage of the islands, but also invites people from Alaska and as far away as Okinawa to share traditions with locals and visitors. Athletes, dancers, musicians and other artists demonstrate their talents and traditions through arts and crafts, food, music and live demonstrations. All people representing the Asia-Pacific region come to learn about and share each other's customs, history and traditions. The festivities also include a Grand Parade through Waikiki.

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    Hilo, HI

The week long event takes place during April and was created in commemoration of King David Kalakaua who believed in perpetuating native island arts, language and traditions. Part of the celebration evolves around the traditional hula dance. During the week, locals and guests alike have the chance to watch dancers perform the beautiful and ages old art of ex<x>pression. Other festivities include a hula competition, arts and crafts displays and offerings of islands foods. The event culminates in a grand parade down main street.

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    Honolulu, HI

In an effort to introduce opera to the masses, the local theater hosts this four-week event that begins each January and features three different operas for the enjoyment of the public. Performers, designers and other members that comprise the company arrive from Asia, Europe and across the U.S. to create the sensational presentations.

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