Chinese cultural festival in Hawaii attracts thousands
HONOLULU, Nov 03, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
More than 10,000 Hawaiians flocked to
a festival here during the weekend for a taste of Chinese food,
jewelry and art and handicraft.
Splendor of China 2013, the 11th annual cultural and trade
festival, opened Saturday and drew nearly 150 vendors.
The two-day event, organized by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of
Hawaii, was aimed at promoting Chinese cultural heritage to the local
"It is a good time for citizens in Hawaii to get a glimpse of what
China is like," chamber President Betty Hoang Brow told Xinhua.
Kirk Caldewell, mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, said the
festival is a sharing of culture, which is important to the city
since many generations of Chinese have lived here.
"China is such an important part of our global community today
that having a better understanding just helps foster a better and
clearer communication," he said.
At the festival, Xinhua set up a gallery of 30 historical photos
showing China's educational development since 1949.
The event also kicked off the 65th Narcissus Festival, a
celebration with a queen pageant, which ushers in the Chinese New
Since 2003, Splendor of China has become a popular annual event in
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