The Chinese New Year is the most important of all traditional Chinese festivities. Also known as the Spring Festival, it is observed as a public holiday in a number of countries and territories where a sizable Chinese population resides. The Philippines is no exception for not only the Filipino-Chinese communities celebrate the occasion but also the Filipino public in general. This list shares a wealth of Chinese New Year events, promotions and items for everyone.
@The Manila Hotel
World-renowned Feng Shui expert Master Joseph Chau Kam Shing will be featured at The Manila Hotel’s Chinese New Year Dinner Celebration where he will give his predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey. To be joined by his son Master Vittorio Chau, the geomancer will give a special blessing for prosperity and good health to all guests. Master Chau is acknowledged as a primary figure in Chinese geomancy and was featured in several television shows and publications all over the world, including CNN International, London’s Feng Shui for Modern Living, and Los Angeles Times. There will be more festivities to usher in the Year of the Fire Monkey with joy, happiness, and prosperity.
The vibrant and rich Chinese culture is on full display with a roster of events welcoming the lunar new year at the Shangri-La Plaza. Kicking things off is the 10th edition of the Spring Film Festival from January 29 to February 7 at the Shang Cineplex, which runs simultaneously with a Chinese Painting Exhibiton display at the Grand Atrium. Also join the annual Chinese mask-painting and lantern-making workshop on February 7, 2 p.m., at the Grand Atrium.
@Resorts World Manila
This coming Year of the Fire Monkey, Resorts World Manila (RWM) serves up hot and savory “Dining Delights” at signature restaurants Passion, Prosperity Court, Victoria Harbour Café, and Impressions this February. The highlight is on February 7 when award-winning French restaurant Impressions opens its doors to gourmands with a Meaty Banquet.
This Chinese New Year, Enchanted Kingdom is doubling fun and excitement through the Enchinese promo. This is five Regular Day Passes bundled with a sumptuous Chinese meal which includes flavorful Asian-glazed Chicken with Hoisin Sauce, Stir-fry Vegetable with Tofu, Cream of Corn, served with Steamed Rice, Bar Cookies and Ice Tea. The promo is valid from February 8 to March 27. The theme park will also feature a musical Chinese-themed play called “Salvo and the Jade Necklace” every Saturday and Sunday of February.
@Lucky China Town
Together with the help of the local government of the City of Manila, Lucky Chinatown is marking the occasion with a three-week long festivity from February 1 to 21. Celebrations will be in full swing on February 7 with a lion and dragon dance from Philippine Ling Nam Athletic Federation, dotting of the Eye of the Chinese Lion and the Ceremonial Gong. Also invited is Feng Shui Master Johnson Chua who will share his predictions for the Year of the Monkey at the Chinatown Walk.
@Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
Embrace the good luck and welcome at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria by getting Xin Tian Di’s signature Koi Fish Tikoy (Nian Gao), available for pre-selling until February 8. The hotel will also serve a selection of scrumptious and prosperous set menus for family and friends, as well as stage a traditional Lion and Dragon Dance on February 8.
@Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila ushers in the Year of the Fire Monkey with a bountiful feast featuring Spiral’s Chinese Culinary Artisan, chef Michael Tai. He brings 10 secrets to happiness in a culinary interpretation of prosperity, longevity, friends, faith and fortune. There will also be grandiose runway collection by renowned fashion designer, Albert Andrada on February 3.