*TODAY* Hilo Chinese New Years Festival 2009

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People Out Supporting Hilo (POSH) brings you the Hilo Chinese New Years Festival, Saturday February 14th.

The free community festival starts at 9 a.m.  on Kamehameha Avenue just a block away from Kalakaua Park in downtown Hilo with Lion Dancers offering traditional blessings along the street.

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The Lions parade up to the park to open the Festival with thousands of firecrackers at 10 a.m. Up until 3 p.m.

Asian arts, crafts, product and international food purveyors pack tents filled with the sounds, smells and sights celebrating the Year of the Ox.

Performances, cooking and cultural demonstrations, and displays illustrate the Chinese influence on Hawaii’s people and culture. Free!

Info: Phone 808 -933-9772 or email amooninfo@bigisland.com

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