Seasonal Holidays > New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve takes place in Hawaii on 31 December 2022.

New Year’s Day on the 1st of January heralds the start of a new year according to the Gregorian calendar. It’s the day after New Year’s Eve, a day-off work for the general population. It’s a relatively quiet day on Oahu, apart from a sales storm that hits local shopping centers.

Things to Do for New Year’s Eve in Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu in 2022

  • New Year Fireworks Show over Waikiki Beach
  • Fukubukuro spans the first few days of the New Year. Fukubukuro (fuku means luck and bukuro means a bag) or Lucky Bags is an event where bags containing mystery products are sold for a set price that is well below the value if purchased separately. The hitch? You won’t know what’s inside the bag until after you purchase it. This New Year’s custom is popular in Japan and has gained momentum in Hawaii. Select merchants on Oahu including those at International Market Place, Royal Hawaiian Center, and Ala Moana Center promote Fukubukuro activities.

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