2014 New Year's 'Ohana Festival

New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival

Ring in the New Year with the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i! Next year’s event will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014. The New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival provides fun, food, and culture for the entire family. The event brings the community to the Cultural Center and neighboring Mō‘ili‘ili Field for a festival filled with Japanese and multi-cultural customs.


The date for the 2014 New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival has been set. Mark your calendars for Sunday, January 19 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii and Moiliili Field!

This fun-filled event will feature food, crafts, entertainment and cultural demonstrations of the people who make up this island state. Keiki can also enjoy games and make-and-take activities throughout the day and don’t forget about the ever-popular kimono dressing open to everyone ages three and older. The New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival will be a great way for the community to come together and celebrate the Year of the Horsein 2014! You won’t want to miss this annual tradition as we mark the 21 years of ringing in the New Year and celebrating Hawai‘i’s cultural diversity.

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Please do not call me for directions, weather forecast, sunset time, bus schedule, dress code, etc. As a last resort, you may text me at[masked]-2972. Please understand that event organizers are volunteers. I am not responsible for the weather, any unforeseen changes, charges or fees, or if anything happens to you or your property during events. Please do not leave valuables in your car, eat & drink at your own risk, chew your food well before you swallow, watch where you step, hold the handrails, look both ways before you cross the street, etc. Thank you very much for your patience, understanding, & self reliance.

Mahalo & aloha, john f

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi John, I am new to the island and new to the group. The festival sounds fun. So, let me join and I'll text you there. Will you be there from ten to four all time through?

    January 13, 2014

    • John F

      I'm gonna try to be there from 11 to 3. aloha, john (text me when you arrive[masked]

      January 19, 2014

  • Diane

    Hi John, I have just joined your group today. Is there a meeting place and time?

    January 18, 2014

    • John F

      ERRMIGAWSH, I slept from 950 last night to 950 this morning. I’m gonna head down to the Ohana Festival soon. Let’s pound mochi!!! Lotsa updated info about what is going on here: http://www.jcch.com/i...­ aloha, john (text me when you arrive[masked]

      January 19, 2014

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