Ancient New Year party New Year | 1 comment The ancient Hawaiian New Year was four months long, war was forbidden, people stopped working, and the people spent time dancing, feasting and having a good time. Fact source 1 Comment Anonymous on January 1, 2018 at 8:59 pm I grew up in Hawaii. My dad used to say that Hawaiians “Lived to eat rather than eat to live.” He was right. When I lived there in the 40’s and 50’s most native Hawaiians were laid back and lacked education and ambition. That included most of my relatives. Non-Hawaiians. Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, Portuguese and other Caucasians were much more ambitious and more successful. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.