UH Mānoa rings in Lunar New Year 2020

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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa rung in the 2020 Lunar New Year of the Rat with its annual lion dance performance earlier today at the Hawai'i Hall lawn. 

Lunar New Year is tomorrow and billions of people across the globe are expected to celebrate with family and friends. 

Although customs and traditions of Lunar New Year vary between Asian cultures, the holiday ushers in the year of the rat, the first animal of the Chinese Zodiac and the start of a new 12-year cycle.

Michael Bruno x Lion

UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno “feeding” the lion dancer a traditional red envelope to bring in good luck for the new year. 


UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno holds up a traditional good luck scroll for the 2020 Lunar New Year on the steps of Hawaiʻi Hall on Jan. 24.