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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           January 15 2007

Release No. M-06-07





            The City and County of Honolulu has awarded a $5,000 grant to the United Chinese Society of Hawaii. The funds will be used to provide support for the annual Qing Ming Festival.

 “The many different cultural traditions in Hawaii are an important part of who we are,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann. “Providing our support to organizations such as the United Chinese Society helps ensure the perpetuation of our cultural heritages.”

Celebrated each year in April, the Qing Ming Festival is the season for Chinese to pay respects to their ancestors. It’s a cultural tradition closely aligned to the concept of filial piety and is followed by many Chinese throughout the world.

Funds for the grant were appropriated by the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts.






            Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, 523-4674

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

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