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BANGKOK CHINATOWN CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL 2012

22 Jan 2012 - 25 Jan 2012

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will preside at the Bangkok Chinatown Chinese New Year official opening ceremony on 23 January. Two shows – one featuring a Thai cultural showcase and the other hosted and presented by the People’s Republic of China Ministry of Culture. This will be followed by a 1.5 hour Yaowaraj Cultural Showcase.

 

 

RATCHABURI CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

22 Jan 2012 - 26 Jan 2012

The highlight will be a demonstration of Kung fu martial arts from Beijing, PRC. The Ratchaburi Chinatown Procession, water screen and fireworks display.

Young Mr & Miss Chinatown contest and Mr and Miss Chinatown contest will be held on 24 – 26 January.

 

CHIANG MAI CHINATOWN CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

23 Jan 2012 - 24 Jan 2012

The Chiang Mai Chinatown Chinese New Year Festival presents a rare opportunity to enjoy a musical performance by the Chinese National Opera on 24 January. Witness the Golden Dragon and Golden Lion Procession and a cultural procession staged by the province’s ethnic Chinese Tai Seua tribes people.

 

SUPHAN BURI CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

23 Jan 2012 - 29 Jan 2012

The grand opening ceremony of the Suphan Buri Chinese New Year Festival will be held on 24 January and the cultural performances will be held on 24 – 29 January, 2012. The programme of engaging cultural presentations from the People’s Republic of China features the following highlights ; 1) Thousand Arms Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy and Compassion, 2) Chinese acrobatic performance, 3) light and pyrotechnics show and Heavenly Glowing Dragon display, 4) fireworks show, and 5) folk music performance.

 

AYUTTHAYA ANCIENT CITY CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL 2012

24 Jan 2012 - 29 Jan 2012

Major highlights include a Dragon Contest, Chinese teng leng lantern displays, Young Miss Chinese contest, the Best of Ayutthaya Food Festival and the Chinese food eating contest.

 

Dragon contest: The procession staged by the 108 Chinese shrines in the 16 districts of Ayutthaya province presents an opportunity for local residents to pay homage to Chinese deities and guardian spirits who watch over them and ensure their good fortune and well-being.

 

 

The Best of Ayutthaya Food Festival and a retro-market are staged to capture the atmosphere of traditional markets in times past. The event is being organised with the support of organisations representing various Chinese family names.

 

PHUKET CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL 2012

28 Jan 2012 - 30 Jan 2012

The festive highlights include 1) a procession in honour of His Majesty the King, 2) Baba Yaya Peranakan Procession, 3) journey back in time as Old Phuket turns back the clock and visitors are treated to a rare performance of a Portuguese-style stage play presented by the Thai Peranakan Association based in Phuket town, 4) local cultural showcase with colourful presentations of local culture, traditions and way of life on the tropical island paradise of Phuket, and 5) Phuket residents observe time-honoured traditions and pay homage to the highly revered Goddess Kuan Yin and other Chinese deities and guardian spirits.