Chinese New Year in Bangkok 2013 Celebration
Let’s celebrate Chinese New Year in Bangkok 2013!!
Yaowaraj, the official name of Bangkok’s Chinatown, enjoys celebrating the Chinese New Year ( CNY ). There are always street parades, with dragon dancers, firecrackers and many worshippers and families gathering. Banquets are available to treat people in the streets.
Other areas of Bangkok also celebrate the holiday with special promotions, such as discounts or free advice. The event usually occurs in February but in Thailand it is sometimes celebrated in January.
Traditions for Chinese New Year in Bangkok
While Chinese New Year is not a public holiday, the Chinese residents of Bangkok usually take time off work to be able to enjoy the time. New Year’s Eve is commonly for praying to the Gods or for pay respect to past ancestors. NYE is also the time for families to join together and feast in a huge banquet. The adults will give red envelopes to their children. These envelopes are known as ang-pao and have pocket money. New Year’s Day is a day of rest for everyone, traditionally, but many have now started to visit their extended family to celebrate the holiday with them.
The Sounds in the Streets
There are legends that surround Chinese New Year. One of those is that Nien will appear. This is a mythical beast that ravages homes. To avoid this from happening, people must place food on the doorsteps and let off firecrackers. Placing red decorations on the doors also helps to keep the beast away.
With the myths in mind, the celebrations of CNY are exhilarating and dynamic. Many places, not just homes, now decorate in red with paper lanterns around and Chinese calligraphy on doors and window. Bangkok’s Chinatown literally turns red throughout the celebrations. There are many festivities happening, including acrobatic dancers and parades of the dragon and these should definitely not be missed. Click below for more pictures and articles ” Chinese New Year 2013 in Bangkok:
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Where Will You Enjoy the Celebrations of the Chinese New Year in Bangkok 2013?
Are you Planning on spending Chinese New Year in Bangkok 2013? Take some time to visit Chinatown during the festivities, especially during the time of the dragon parade. While New Year’s Day is a day of rest for the Chinese people, the Lengnoeiyi Temple will be open. This is on Charoen Krung Street and is definitely worth visiting for the end of the celebrations. Many attend the temple to pay respect to and worship the Gods. Read Further Detail Here for interesting places in Bangkok to celebrate Chinese New Year
Happy Chinese New Year in Bangkok 2013.