Coming up in September and November are two Chinese Festival traditions, which we celebrate in Lahaina:
September 16 & 17 ~ Chinese Moon Festival
We pay tribute to agricultural harvest time during this annual Chinese Moon Festival at Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse on Front Street in Lahaina from 1 to 7 pm. Chinese teas and moon cakes will be served under the sky to the accompaniment of traditional Chinese music with an erhu string instrument and gu zheng harp instrument each evening. Enjoy exhibits and a local produce display, cultural activities like calligraphy and knot tying, and Hawai‘i FengShui. Kids can learn how to plant seeds, and make paper lanterns. Hear a talk on history of moon festivals, and watch Chinese cooking demonstrations. Admission is free.
November 11 & 12 ~ Sun Yat-sen Festival
We honor the life and achievements of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, known as The Father of Modern China, during our annual Sun Yat-sen Festival at Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse on Front Street in Lahaina from 1 to 7 pm. This year, we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of his birth with a new exhibit, film tributes and displays depicting the life of Sun Yat-sen from Maui to China. Try Chinese martial arts on the museum lawn, or cultural activities like calligraphy and knot tying. Enjoy a presentation in the old Cookhouse on the significance of Dr. Sun’s work and his connection to Maui. Listen to Chinese and Japanese traditional music on the erhu and gu zheng string instruments, flute and taiko drums. Sample Cantonese foods and Chinese teas in the garden. Free admission.