Konohi! 1868.

New Year’s Day of the Chinese.—This coming Saturday [1/25/1868], we were told, is the Happy New Year Day of the people of China [ka aina pua]. Their new year day is a day that is considered a very important day to arrive, perhaps just as how the new year day of other people are thought greatly of. But their celebration is probably much bigger than that of the other ethnicities. Their celebration of their new year often begins by setting off fire crackers at midnight, and you are welcomed by them with them saying not our “Hape Nuia,” but with “Kono-hi! Konohi!” And then you say “Kuninihi.” [?? I iho no hoi “Kuninihi.”]

(Au Okoa, 1/23/1868, p. 2)

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Ke Au Okoa, Buke III, Helu 40, Aoao 2. Ianuari 23, 1868.

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