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Five Fun Ways To Celebrate Chinese New Year

Kung Hei Fat Choi! It’s the Year of the Monkey! We’ve listed down five fun things you can do with your friends and loved ones to enjoy the Chinese New Year.

1. Watch a Fireworks Display

In Chinese tradition, fireworks ward off evil spirits and bring in good luck and harmony every new year. One of the best places to celebrate Chinese New Year at are the Vista Malls. You will have a great time watching their spectacular fireworks display!

fireworks

2. Clean your house and put up decorations

According to Chinese customs, cleaning your house will “sweep away the bad luck” that has accumulated inside your home. Red is a symbol of good luck in Chinese tradition. You can put up red decorations like Chinese lanterns and ornaments or paint your door/windows red for good luck!

chinese decor

3. Enjoy the delectable Chinese cuisines

Restaurants at Vista Malls are some of the finest places to celebrate the Chinese New Year. You can go to David’s Tea House or Hap Chan to try their delicious and authentic Chinese cuisine.

chinese food

4. Join the spirit of gift-giving

Chinese New Year is the time for gift-giving. This is usually done by giving money in red envelopes called “ang pao” to children, family and friends. You can also give gifts like wine, fruits, sweets, Chinese lucky charms, and Chinese ornaments.

good luck objects

5. Watch the Chinese New Year Parade

Binondo, Manila’s Chinatown, is also one of those great places to celebrate the Chinese New Year. It is where you’ll enjoy lots of parades with costumed lion and dragon dancers dancing to the rhythmic beat of the drums.

lion dance

However you wish to spend your Chinese New Year, we wish you all prosperity and happiness all year round.

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