Chinese New Year, 1905.

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION OPENS MOST AUSPICIOUSLY

QUONG ON CLUBHOUSE.

“Kung he fat choy!”

It always rains on Chinese New Year. Which is a mercy. Because, if it did not, all kinds of things that result from playing with fire would be likely to happen. They began happening at midnight last night, with a great and long-continued noise. At the first the whistles blew at the hour of twelve sharp. That was the signal. Then a fiery pandemonium broke forth, and raged up and down all through the Asiatic quarter of the town, from Nuuanu to¬† River street…

(Hawaiian Gazette, 2/3/1905, p. 1)

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Hawaiian Gazette, Volume XL, Number 10, Page 1. February 3, 1905.

…and beyond, and on all the cross streets where the sons of the Central Flowery Kingdom, who make their homes in Honolulu, have their abiding place. Continue reading