Although the Chinese population in Hawaii now is a mixture of many ethnicities, I still see the Chinese traditions to be celebrated and practiced in the future.
The Chinese in Hawaii are very proud of their cultural background and will continue to see that their traditions and culture is never forgotten.
We may even see more non Chinese participating in the different festivities and events that happen annually. Chinatown will continue to attract tourists from all over the world, just to experience the food and the people of Hawaii. I predict, the Chinese New year will become a state holiday. For a whole week, there will be parades, and days off. There may be more Chinese restaurants open and many imported goods from China to sell in Chinatown.
Few Chinese in Hawaii today are able to speak the language of the ancestors. However, because of this, I see the need for more Chinese language schools. We currently have some Chinese language schools open in the state, but not enough educators to teach the language. In the near future, I see the state getting involved and funding the language program so the Chinese language will once again be spoken in the homes of the local people.
These are just some of the changes that might happen in the future. Until then, the Chinese must work hard to try and keep their heritage and traditions alive, as well as preserving and honoring the Chinese Culture.
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