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Chinese New Year, China Town, BangkokChinese New Year 2016 celebrations and festivities for the coming Lunar Year of the the Monkey, will take place from 8 February - 11 February 2016 and will be staged on Yaowarat Road from the Chalerm Phrakiat Gate to Lampoonchai and along several roads in the heart of Bangkok’s Chinatown (Samphanthawong district).
The official route of parades and performances extends from Traimit Road, past Wat Traimit temple, with the world's largest solid gold Buddha image, China Town Gate (the King’s Birthday Celebration Arch; Chalermphrakiat Arch), Yaowarat Road to Ratchawong intersection.
But there will be performances in almost every road of China town, just follow the lion dancers or the performers of the dragon dance.
With open eyes you can see many superstitious customs to put the luck in the right way for an auspicious new year. The color red is the color of these days, because red is the most auspicious color, representing the element of fire. the upward motion in all aspects of life, a symbol of happiness, vitality, passion, and creativity; red is said to bring good luck, fortune and fame.
New clothing will be bought favored in red color and be worn the next days.
On the entrances new Red Banners made of red paper with wishes for abundance and luck will be placed.
Getting hungry by now? All over China Town there are food stalls and restaurants offering a tremendous selection of various Thai-Chinese style dishes for every taste.
But don't touch the food on open display at temples, homes and businesses, this food is offered to the ancestors of the families.
Map of Chinatown
Searchable map of Bangkok's Chinatown.
Learn more about Chinese Customs and Traditions and the Lunar New Year:
History of Chinese New Year
The origins of the Lunar New Year.
Days before the Chinese New Year
Preparations for the festival.
New Year’s Eve
Celebrations on Chukchi the last day of the old year.
15-Day Celebration of Chinese New Year
Day by day of the 15-Day Celebration of Chinese New Year.
Chinese New Year Celebrations Around Thailand
Tourism Authority of Thailand's information about events in the various regions of Thailand where the Lunar New Year is celebrated.
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