Will Year of the Rooster be great for gaming?

Jan 27, 2017, 00:17

Although there will be no official celebration of the Chinese New Year this year in several large Chinese communities in both Bangkok and the provinces as the country is still mourning the passing of the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thais of Chinese descent would continue to do their traditional activities as usual, particularly family reunions.

This represents a total of $1.6 billion in Chinese visitor expenditure in January - $671 million of this the direct result of the Chinese New Year surge.

Lunar New Year also has a more forward-looking attitude than the solar New Year, which looks back and ahead in equal degrees.

In China, Chinese New Year is not only the longest celebrated event but also the most important social holiday.

"Chinese visitors spend on average $8,328 per trip, the highest spending of all nationalities visiting Australia".

The Asian Community and Cultural Center is ringing in the Year of the Rooster by hosting a three-hour celebration featuring traditional dishes and dance on January 28 as part of a celebration of the 2017 Lunar New Year. Other activity stations will include calligraphy writing and crafts. It is commonplace to give the lion red envelopes with money inside during the dance. 3; 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. February 4; Chandler's Cove, 901 Fairview Ave.

Sunderland City Council's Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Wellness and Culture, Councillor John Kelly said: "This is an annual event run by Sunderland Museums and is a great opportunity for everyone to join the local Chinese community as they come together in celebration of this colourful festival".

In Phnom Penh, in celebration of the New Year, lion dance performances were held near Kandal Market and the Sa Tao Zi temple on Wednesday.

It's time to celebrate New Year's - again.

The year of the rooster will be followed by the year of the dog in 2018 and the year of the pig in 2019.

Each lunar year is signified by one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals and one of the five elements, said Miriam Gross, an associate professor of history at OU.

In the event, Baguio residents and visitors will again be treated to a presentation featuring the splendid performance of expert dancers in the crowd favorite traditional lion dance and the Filipino-Chinese community in their lovely customary costumes.

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