(VOVworld) – The Asian people enjoyed colorful fireworks and celebrative activities on Sunday night to welcome the Lunar New Year. Chinese people celebrated the New Year’s Eve in crowded restaurants and with art performances on streets decorated with red lanterns. Hong Kong (China) was cheered by the New Year parade involving international artists. In Singapore, foreign tourists joined locals in the celebrations. New Year celebrations involving lion dance, dragon boat race, and lantern parade were held in some areas of the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, and France which are densely populated by the Asians. … [Read more...] about Lunar New Year celebrated in Asia
Chinese new year celebrations
Like Vietnam, the Lunar New Year is the most important celebration of the year for many Asian countries. Lunar New Year marks the end of winter and the dawn of spring bringing hopes of good luck and happiness.China Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday, celebrated at the turn of the Chinese lunar calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. The Spring Festival is the most important festival for Chinese family members as it is the time that they will all gather together, like western families at Christmas. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from New Year’s Eve, the last day of the last month in the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Before the New Year comes, the people completely clean the inside and outside of their homes, as well as their clothes, bedclothes and all their … [Read more...] about Asian countries welcome the Lunar New Year
The Saigon Times Daily Caravelle Hotel (19 Lam Son Square, District 1, HCMC) The last evening of the year will be marked in style with a black-tie, six-course gala dinner in Reflections, while Nineteen will hold a lavish dinner buffet with free flowing wine, premium cocktails and live jazz in the lobby until midnight. The year ends on a high with a week-long carnival party at Saigon Saigon Bar, led by Cuban band Corazon Latino and sizzling samba dancers. Hotel Equatorial HCMC (242 Tran Binh Trong Street, District 5, HCMC) There are festive gifts from the luxury gift box of Equinox spa products and massage coupons and room vouchers at the five-star Hotel Equatorial HCMC at attractive prices. A sumptuous array of dishes awaits diners at Chit Chat restaurant to celebrate the end of the year. Festive dinner guests will receive a VIP invitation to a Countdown Party To 2013 at poolside named "Welcome to St Tropez white party" featuring DJs, exciting games, a magician show and lucky … [Read more...] about New Year celebrations in town
Saigontourist’s hotels, restaurants and tourist areas are rolling up their sleeves to offer attractive food programs for Christmas and New Year, coupled with arts programs and promotions. Oscar Hotel, 68A Nguyen Hue Boulevard, HCMC’s District 1, tel: (08) 3829 2959 Guests dine at the Oscar Hotel - Photo: Courtesy of Saigontourist The Starlight on the eleventh floor will hold a buffet program from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on December 24 and 31. The buffet has more than 30 dishes and will be rocked along by a music and dance show by Christmas Carol band. Tickets are priced at VND600,000 per adult and VND300,000 per child, inclusive of drinks and ice-cream. Thien Hong Hotel, 52 Tan Da, HCMC’s District 5, tel: (08) 3855 3472 Thien Hong Restaurant will host a buffet featuring more than 30 Vietnamese and Chinese dishes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 24 and from 11 p.m. on … [Read more...] about Food programs for Xmas and New Year celebrations
The festive season is a time to celebrate and make merry with family and friends. This year, the two important holidays, Christmas and New Year fall on the weekend so people have more time to relax and enjoy entertainment and dining with family and friends. In the Daily's issues on Dec. 10 & 17, TravelLiving features Chritsmas and New Year programs of hotels and tourist areas under the management of Saigontourist. Here are some more interesting venues for you to choose for your holidays. ENTERTAINMENT ACTIVITIES Christmas decoration at the Atrium Cafe of the Legend Hotel Saigon - Photo: Courtesy of the hotel *September 23 Park in HCMC's District 1: The fifth "Tastes of the World" festival will take place from Dec. 26 until Jan. 2 in the park with 60 booths from 24 countries. Apart from honoring local and international cuisines, the festival features a bartender contest, a ceremony to set Vietnam's record for the biggest banh xeo (pancake), and a cooking contest with … [Read more...] about Where to celebrate Christmas and New Year?