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Chinese New Year more lively this year

February 8, 2018 By

Davao City will experience a more festive Chinese New Year celebration this year, according to the Chinatown Development Council of Davao City.

Jasper Huang, the public relations officer of the Chinatown Development Council of Davao City, said this year’s celebration will feature Chinese-themed food stalls during the countdown program on February 15 at the Rizal Park.

Chinese lion and dragon dances will be the highlights of the celebration. Organizers said they will be giving away tikoy, the most popular delicacy each Chinese New Year.

Huang said during the countdown, Chinese-themed performances such as the dragon and lion dances of students from various Chinese Schools were also expected to be witnessed.

He said as part of the preparation for the festivity, the Chinatown Development Council has requested all establishments in the Chinatown area to put up Chinese lanterns or Chinese symbols outside their establishments.

The countdown program on February 15 will start with a 5:30 pm mass at the San Pedro Cathedral. The opening ceremony will start at 6:30 p.m.

The welcoming of Chinese New Year will end at 12 midnight on the same day.

Mayor Inday Sara Duterte and other Davao City officials are expected to grace the countdown activities. CIO