Today Chinese communities are celebrating the first day of the Year of the Rooster. Huge crowds gathered across the different parts of Asia to celebrate the auspicious start of the Lunar New Year.
Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand has said-:
“By putting in a touch of Thai-ness, we want to ensure that Thailand’s celebrations to mark the Chinese New Year 2017 will be unique and memorable for local and international tourists,”
A parade was organized in the capital’s Lumpini Park on Friday night in which participants were dressed in traditional Chinese costumes. In Taiwan, Longshan Temple was decorated beautifully and crowds have offered prayers.
In Philippines’s capital, children from poor families dressed as dragons performed in front of the Chinese roisterer in Manila’s China town. Hundreds of people assembled at Kuala Lumpur’s Thean Hou temple in Malaysia to watch a Chinese Lion dance.
On a lighter side, In South Korea many North Korean migrants gathered in a park near the city of Paju for memorial service. The Chinese New Year celebrations (known as Spring Festival) will end on February 2 and the year will continue until 15 February 2018.
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