To further friendly relations among the Chinese and various Chinese societies in the State of Hawaii; to promote projects of benevolence, charity, and cultural awareness; and to promote the welfare of the Chinese community.
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CHING MING OBSERVANCE UPDATE
from Manoa Cemetery - Lin Yee Chung
The annual Ching Ming (Bai San) season of observance will start on Sunday, April 4, 2021. However, given the current orders from the governor’s and mayor’s offices regarding limiting the size of social gatherings, Lin Yee Chung will be complying with the guidelines of the Tier level that is in effect at the time your society, organization or family is planning to observe Ching Ming (Bai San) at the Manoa Cemetery. Oahu is currently in Tier 3 which allows gatherings of no more than ten (10) people at a time. If the level should improve to Tier 4 at the time of your observance, then gatherings of no more than 25 can be held. Our goal is to make the cemetery available to as many people as possible while still complying with the State’s and City’s orders.
The cemetery will be open for society observances during these hours:
Saturdays & Sundays: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
If your society plans to use the Pavilion area, please contact Robert Wong at (808) 778-5395 to reserve your society’s use of the Pavilion area. In order to allow other societies the use of the Pavilion, observances will be limited to no more than one (1) hour.
Normal weekday (Monday to Friday) cemetery hours are: 8 am to 12 noon.
For updates on the cemetery visiting hours, please call (808) 988-5543.
The United Chinese Society of Hawaii office is open by appointment only. Please
e-mail us at email@example.com if you need information.
Thank you in advance for your understanding. Please stay safe and healthy!
Calendar of Events
Due to the COVID-19 uncertainty regarding large social gatherings in Hawaii, UCS has not finalized any 2021 events. Please check back for any future announcements. Thank you for your understanding!
Kung Hei Fat Choi
2021 Chinese New Year of the Ox
With the limitations on social gatherings still in place, there unfortunately were not any public celebrations for the 2021 Chinese New Year. Although we wish we could put some type of physical or virtual celebration together, we knew that many in our community would not know how to get their favorite Chinese New Year foods.
In order to help our local restaurants and vendors as well as the community, United Chinese Society established an on-line ordering website for the public to order favorites like jai, gau, jin dui, tong goh (candied fruits and vegetables), and even peanut candy!
With the generous help of the UCS trustees, Honolulu Chinese Jaycees, HomeStreet Bank employees, and many other volunteers, we successfully distributed the orders. Thank you to all who supported the Chinatown merchants!