The Lunar New Year in Manila guide
It’s the year of the rat! For Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year), Manila is going all out with festive events and dinners offering traditional dancing and performances–no matter what your take on the rodent is. Our guide, the Be app, includes everything you need to know about the holiday, from restaurants where you can gorge on Chinese delicacies to fantastic events. As one of the best Manila events in January and things to do, make sure to save the date for the annual Lunar New Year Parade, which takes place in Binondo.
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Binondo is the oldest Chinatown in the world which was acknowledged in 1594 as permanent settlement of Chinese immigrants during the Spanish occupation of the Philippines.
When is Lunar New Year?
The Lunar New Year falls on Saturday, January 25th, 2020. It’s the year of the rat! Those born in the year of the rat (1960, 1972, 1984,1996, 2008, 2020) are thought to be wealthy and successful because of their resouceful and smart nature.
What is Lunar New Year?
Lunar New Year is a holiday in which people honor household and heavenly deities, as well as their ancestors. More modern generations also see the holiday as a time for family to celebrate and come together.