The public is invited to welcome Chinese New Year at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono in Wailuku. The lion dance will be performed by Ben Seng Au's Shaolin Arts Society troop from O'ahu on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m.
The performance is free, but be sure to bring some "paper money." The inn will provide lai see (red envelopes) to those who wish to "feed the lions" in hopes of ensuring a healthy and prosperous new year.
According to the Chinese zodiac, "the Year of the Dragon starting on Jan. 23 will be an extremely dynamic year," Au said. "The dragon is a benevolent animal that has a mandate directly from 'The Heavens.'"
The public is invited to welcome Chinese New Year at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono in Wailuku. The lion dance will be performed by Ben Seng Au’s Shaolin Arts Society troop from O‘ahu on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to bring some “paper money.” The inn will provide lai see (red envelopes) to those who wish to “feed the lions” in hopes of ensuring a healthy and prosperous new year. Photo: Lawrence Pascua
This year, the Year of the Dragon, look for the opportunity to do good things for those you care about and on occasion, for those you might not know as well, relayed Au. Be benevolent like the Dragon and the Heavens will reward you for being true to your innate nature of being a citizen of the Universe.
"Imagine being on the back of the Dragon as if flies through the air with its serpent like body twisting and flowing like a wave in the ocean," said Au. "Our ride this year will be like that."
He said we should be prepared for a wild ride and know that if you are selfless instead of selfish, you will be noticed, protected and taken care of, and you will find that the ride to be very enlightening and enjoyable.
"If you want to maximize the dragon energy for success this year, you will need to be fearless knowing that The Heavens will welcome you for being warrior-like with your benevolence and compassion," said Au. "How can you fail?"
For more information, the public may call the inn at 244-5897.
The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono is located at 2199 Kaho'okele St.