Year of the Tiger

Parade on Molokai will celebrate the holiday.

Molokai Chinese Cultural Club News Release

In the Chinese culture, each year of a 12-year Zodiac cycle is represented by an animal.  Currently, this is the Year of the Ox. Next Year, 2010, is the Year of the Tiger. The Tiger represents strength and energy.
The Molokai Chinese Cultural Club has spearheaded a parade in honor of the Year of the Tiger to celebrate its new energy, new strength and new hope.
Enlisting the strength of the Maui Chinese Cultural Society and the energy of our civic-minded community members, businesses and organizations, the Year of Tiger parade is scheduled to occur on Monday, January 18, 2010. This date is also the Dr. Martin Luther King Day which speaks for diversity and unity.
This historic parade is organized with the determination for happiness, strength and resources to rise above the current recession. Thus, the Tiger parade aims to enhance and develop our local organizations, groups and businesses as well as to strengthen personal bonding with each other. Consequently, the parade participants as a whole are a uniting force of community strength to triumph over hardships, a trademark of Molokai.
With that in mind, a Chinese festival, a special Chinese martial arts performance and even a Chinese box lunch are planned to highlight the day of the Tiger Parade.
We will also honor our kupuna of Chinese heritage and have performances of the Chinese Lion Dance.
To sign up for the Lion Dance’s visit to your business or organization, please contact Mel Chung at 553-5888. To obtain a special “Tiger Parade” room rate at Hotel Molokai (Tel: 808 553-5347) and car rental rate at Alamo (Tel: 567-6381 extension 8593), please contact them respectively.


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