Philippines – Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations

Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year is just not celebrated in China, but is also celebrated in other parts of the world.

In 2017, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Chinese New Year 2016 in Philippines

Philippines is one of those countries which celebrates Chinese New Year is a grand manner. The nation is home to a large Filipino-Chinese community, constituting about 20% of the total population and Chinese New Year is considered the most important festival for these Filipino-Chinese.

Most Filipino-Chinese families usually clean their homes thoroughly, prepare lucky money in red envelopes, serve sweet foods and display various food and fruits on a table, which is believed to invite good fortune.

Filipino-Chinese communities celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year every year with festive parades in Chinatowns throughout the Philippines which include dancing lions and dragons said to attract prosperity, health and wisdom.

A prominent feature of the Chinese New Year festivities in the Philippines is the Chinese sticky sweet treat known as tikoy or Chinese New Year pudding.

The Chinese New Year celebrations are grand in Manila’s Chinatown. Binondo City, Manila will have a Chinese New Year Parade as always and there will be lots of fireworks.

Filipino-Chinese families also witness the traditional Chinese New Year Dragon Dance Parade and they would be gathering for grand family reunions with loved ones and friends.

Note : Soon we will have details about Live Telecast and Live Streaming of Binondo City, Manila – Chinese New Year Parade 2017 on our website.