Lion Dance a hit with kids

(First photo) Students from neighboring Maui Evangelical Church Preschool get a kick out of the lion dance after walking over to Hale Mahaolu Elua to take in the show. The Chinese Year of the Horse was welcomed in alongside Japanese New Year celebrations with traditional mochi pounding.

(Second photo) Hale Mahaolu Elua residents, staff and guests are treated to a Chinese New Year lion dance by performers from Au’s Shaolin Arts Society on Wednesday morning in Kahului.