Before the parade began, some groups had to walk the parade route in the opposite direction.
The Chinatown merchants were out in force to sell their wares.
A couple of stray lions.
You don't often get to see Hotel St. completely cleared and lined with people on the sidewalks.
The Joseph P. Mendonca Building, at the corner of Hotel Street and Smith Street, was built in 1901. It was one of the first buildings to be built after the infamous Chinatown Fire of 1900.
A lot of people wanted to be in the shade.
The weather was perfect.
The Night In Chinatown Parade begins!
Power 104.3 was one of the radio stations participating in the parade.
The McKinley High School ROTC group was near the beginning of the parade.
Luk Tung Kuen
Here comes the dragon!
Here comes the red dragon!
Eye of the Lion
Honolulu Sister Cities' Student Ambassadors
The Royal Hawaiian Band!
Associated Chinese University Women trolley
Many Girl Scouts were a part of the parade.
Honpa Hongwanji Girl Scouts
Happy Chinese New Year from Troop 1
Farrington High School's ROTC marched in the Chinatown parade.
Honolulu Chinese Jaycees President Patrick Taw
Downtown-Chinatown Neighborhood Board member Stanford Yuen
Patriotism at its finest.
It's not the Year of the Cat!
The Kalihi-Palama Health Center
Many people were handing out candy for the Chinese New Year.
Au's Shaolin Arts Society
The lion's mane.
People put money in the lion's mouth.
Welcome Miss Chinatown Hawaii!
2013 Miss Chinatown Hawaii Queen Crystal Lee
2013 Miss Chinese Jaycee Queen Taj'a Wong
2013 Miss Hawaii Chinese Queen Erica Lee
2013 Miss Hawaii Chinese First Princess Christina Soo Hoo
2013 Miss Hawaii Chinese Princess Kelley Lee and 2013 Miss Hawaii Chinese Princess Milly Chang
Aloha Chinese Concept Association
Props and costumes made us feel like we were in historic China.
An ancient Chinese warrior.
A boat float!
Some had a puppet of a Chinese lion.
Honolulu is celebrating its 50th year of a sister city relationship with Kaohsiung.
Kau Tom Post and Unit 11 of the American Legion
First Assembly of God
Ching Clan Benevolent Society
2013 Narcissus Queen Diana Chao
2013 Narcissus First Princess Laurabeth Yuen and 2013 Narcissus Second Princess Heather Koo
2013 Narcissus Third Princess Kristin Loo and 2013 Narcissus Fourth Princess Mei-Lin Yung
Ket On Society
Former councilman Rod Tam led the way.
Chuk Kai Tai Chi Club
Association of Chinese from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
Iolani School Cub Scout Pack 325
Hawaiian 105 KINE
Honolulu Chinatown Lions Club
Roosevelt High School Leo Club
Asian Lion Dance Team
2013 Miss Hawaii USA Brianna Acosta
2013 Miss Hawaii Teen USA Samantha Neyland
2013 Miss Asia Hawaii Jasmine Nip
Wong Kong Har Tong of Hawaii
Filipino stick fighting
Hawaii Meth Project
Lung Kong Kung Shaw
Filipino Martial Arts
Kids Hurt Too: Healing Young Hearts in Hawaii
A Hong Kong Night - Live Concert
Hong Kong Business Association of Hawaii
Shen Yun - classical Chinese dance and music
New Tang Dynasty Television
Kuo Min Tang Physical Culture Association of Hawaii
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