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04 February 2010 :: 17:02:28 pm 12364

Pattaya Chinese New Year Celebrations Confirmed

Pattaya City Hall confirmed Chinese New Year celebrations on Wednesday, which will be staged at the Bali Hai Pier in South Pattaya between the 14th-16th of February.
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Pattaya, the 3rd of February 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronkid Ekasing along with Thailand Tourism Authority Director Niti Kongkrut and Sawang Boriboon Foundation vice-president Prasit Thongtitjarern announced at a packed press conference the confirmation of Chinese New Year festivities at Pattaya’s Bali Hai Pier.

 

The 2010 Chinese New Year celebrations will be held over the 14th to 16th of February in conjunction with Valentines Day which falls on the 14th. Festivities will be centralised on welcoming in the ‘year of the Tiger’ as 2010 is known in accordance with the ancient Chinese Horoscope.

Chinese cultural dances and performance acts will remain the feature of the three day and night festival, however, some well-known Thai celebrities and artists will also perform at the event. Deputy Mayor Ekasing made a special note that he believed the Traditional Chinese Beauty Contest will be a particular highlight of the festival encouraging locals and tourist alike to attend the event.

TAT director Niti Kongkrut successfully arranged for a wide range of Chinese cultural acts to appear at the festival, sourcing groups to travel from three different regions of China; Heiy Long Jieng, Jer Jieng, and Tibet. Mr. Kongkrut is of the opinion that the upcoming festivities will stimulate the tourism industry at the back end of the high season as well as help to strengthen Chinese-Thai relations in the area.

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Reporter : Wirraphun   Photo : Wirraphun   Category : Tourism News

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