Yongon’s Chinatown gears up to celebrate Chinese New Year on grand scale

Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Chinese New Year festivalYongon’s Chinatown is preparing to celebrate the traditional Chinese New Year festival on a grand scale for the first time in several decades.


According to the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the organizing body of the event, various entertainment programs including songs, dances, and dragon and lion dances will be performed.


During the event, Chinese traditional handicrafts and cultural objects will be showcased at booths.


More than 3,000 light bulbs are being planned for installation along Maha Bandoola Street, the main street of the Chinatown. Five archways will be built with stages there.


Starting from Jan. 28, the celebration will last for three consecutive days.


As the Lunar New Year is drawing near, the Myanmar-Chinese community launched traditional charity activities with several social and religious organizations distributing cash aid to the poor and people aged above 75.

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