Chinese New Year Philippines
Chinese New Year. Sometime around late January or early February of each year is a holiday that is widely celebrated in Asian countries. This year it’s on Feb 8, 2016. If you are in the Philippines, you would most likely hear “Kung Hei Fat Choy” or other similar Chinese New Year greetings not just in Chinatown Manila but also its outskirts.
This is because the ethnic Chinese has become a huge part of Filipino culture, as manifested in food, language, and traditions. Just recently, Chinese New Year has been declared one of the non-working holidays of the Philippines. Hence, even non-Chinese Filipinos are quite familiar with Chinese New Year traditions.
Chinese New Year in the Philippines is celebrated pretty much the same way as in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and...Read More