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Phuket’s Chinese New Year Celebrations

Phuket’s Chinese New Year Celebrations

This year’s Chinese New Years celebration will take place earlier than usual. Chinese New Year usual occurs in February, however this year the celebrations commence on 23rd January and will welcome the year of Dragon, the most auspicious animal as per the Chinese zodiac.

This New Year celebration, commonly known here in Phuket as the Old Phuket festival, will feature contemporary and traditional Chinese cultural activities, dances, festivities, singing, Chinese opera, arts and crafts, innumerable stalls of culinary delights, lion dances, children’s events and dragon parades.

The Chinese New Year festival is open to all, irrespective of age barriers. They key here is to explore the rich Chinese cultural heritage by being a part of it. In present years, the festival has turned out to be one of the most celebrated festivals on the island.

The festival is held at the heart of the Phuket Old Town on Thalang Road, Krabi Road and Soi Romanee, with all roads being converted into walking streets during the festival.

The activities start from about 15:00 and last until midnight each day.

From: Monday 23 January 2012 – Monday 30 January 2012

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