HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Chinatown is gearing up for the Chinese New Year Celebration!
Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced plans for this year's month in Chinatown Friday.
2008 is the Year of the Rat and the weeks leading up to the Chinese New Year will be filled with food, cultural activities, and parades.
"Just an asian way of saying hey, welcome in and let's start the new year right and have great luck and good luck," said Clifford Chang, Chinatown Merchants Events Director.
The Chinese New Year Celebration kicks off next weekend at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza.