With 2,000 more permits sold this year compared to last year, most stores across Oahu are out of firecrackers.
"My mom just found out this morning because we bought like three permits and now there's nothing we can do so we're trying to get as many of these as we can," said Grace Kimura, one of many people looking for firecrackers to buy.
Several stores' firecracker inventories were cleared out over the weekend.
"It's such a big tradition in Hawaii and to run out so early is kind of amazing because we've never run out this early," Kimura said. "We've always had this party and we've never had trouble getting them."
Kimura wasn't the only one surprised at how fast the firecrackers went.
Loren Otake and his friend spent the day looking for any last-minute firecrackers for family. They came up empty.
"I'm pretty sure my uncle will pull through and find some somehow," Otake said.
As of Monday night, KITV found a vendor at Farrington High School that still had fireworks for sale.
Officials said they are not allowed to give refunds to people who were granted a permit but who can't find firecrackers.
That means they may have to settle for poppers to ring in 2014.
Authorities urge people wanting fireworks permits for Chinese New Year to apply early.