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Hawaiian’s follow traditions with fish and fireworks

 

Hawaiian’s follow traditions with fish and fireworks and you know it will be a celebration for all. Bringing in 2013 is very important, not just for Hawaiians, but for all American citizens. It has truly become a very sad and embarrassing situation for all Americans when our own government has not performed to their best ability. With that being said, let’s all join together and make 2013 a better year than the last one.
Hawaiian’s follow traditions with fish and fireworksMany people in Hawaii spent their New Year’s Eve at the stores, buying last-minute items to help ring in 2013.

Hawaii residents are following traditions, to give them a good start to the new year.

It’s the busiest day of the year for Tamashiro Market. So busy, employees were outside, helping customers park. Inside, it was more of the same.

“A pound of that ahi shoyu,” said one customer.

“This one,” said another customer.

“Pinakbet with the shrimp and my husband is in line for the ahi,” said Rose Perucho-Lee, customer.

The revenue Tamashiro’s generates on New Year’s Eve, is untouchable.

“Four times the normal weekend,” said Cyrus Tamashiro, president. “We have aku even today, we have a lot of bottomfish, opakapaka, onaga, ehu, so it’s a good year.”

Hawaiian’s follow traditions with fish and fireworks

Prices vary but can cost up to $35 a pound for toro ahi. But experts say, this is the time to enjoy the variety, because this is when fish is at its best.

“At this time of the year, the ahi is much fattier so the water is colder so you have much higher quality fish,” Tamashiro said.

“Well it’s a tradition for our family,” said Newton Kanno, customer.

It’s a custom for many Hawaii families, since the fish represents prosperity for the new year. But that’s not the only tradition in the islands. fish and fireworks

“Every family would bring bags and bags of fireworks and we’d throw it and play it all night long ’til the midnight when every family came out on the street and blew those long lines of firecrackers,” said Denise Wheeler, Kahala resident.

Even though the fireworks ban has toned down activity, customers at Don Quijote say, New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be complete, without this.

“Blow as much as my mom lets me,” said Samuel Wheeler.

“I just want to see how much people pop,” said Jake Yokogawa.

People are also picking up mochi and kadomatsu, hoping these traditional items, will help ring in 2013.

“It’s supposed to be for good luck, good health, a good year, hopefully it will be,” said Marsha Shimizu, Honolulu resident.

Hawaiian’s follow traditions with fish and fireworks, please make it a safe ans sane celcbration for 2013…

~~Aloha Nui Loa

 

 

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