January 1

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Thursday January 1
Step into a New Healthy Habit of Exercise
Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen St., 4-6 p.m., free, Enjoy five movement practices — yoga, hula, nia, pilates and aerial yoga/foam roller — for 20 minutes each to start the new year. (397-7678)

Hatsumode 2015
Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu, 1239 Olomea St., 12:01 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Follow the traditional Japanese New Year’s ritual of visiting a Shinto shrine, get your head bitten by the Shishimai Lion for good luck, buy omamori and more. (841-4755, kotohira@hawaiiantel.net)

Hawaii Health Connector Pop-Ups
Kuhio Park, Honolulu, Jan. 1, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27 and 29, 1-4 p.m., free. Individuals, families and small businesses can learn if they may be eligible for high quality, affordable health insurance at Hawaii Health Connector pop-up shops throughout Oahu. (1-877-628-5076, hawaiihealthconnector.com)

Traditional New Year’s Blessing
Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii, 215 N. Kukui St., Jan. 1 from 12:01 a.m.-5 p.m., Jan. 2 and 3 from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., donations accepted. Visit the shrine to express gratitude for the blessings of the past and receive the blessings of the new year, as well as purchase omamori and ofuda for the new year. (538-7778, izumotaisha@hawaii.rr.com)

Hawaii’s First Day Hike
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, 5:30 a.m. gate opens, 7:09 sunrise, free. Celebrate the new year with a sunrise hike. (587-0400)

Fukubukuro at Ala Moana
Ala Moana Center, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m., free. More than 60 retailers will make “Happy Grab Bags” for the Japanese tradition of Fukubukuro, where shoppers pay 50 percent off for mystery items. (alamoanacenter.com)