Manila Mayor Leads Chinese New Year Celebrations
Amidst the vibrant festivities of the Chinese New Year, Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan played a prominent role in the traditional eye-dotting ceremony at the Quadrangle of Manila City Hall on Monday, February 5.
Joined by representatives from various Filipino-Chinese organizations in Binondo, the event featured captivating lion and dragon dances that added to the festive atmosphere. The rhythmic beats of the drums and the colorful spectacle mesmerized the audience, symbolizing good fortune and warding off evil spirits.
After the annual ritual performance, the Filipino-Chinese community, in collaboration with the Manila Chinatown Development Council and Manila Chinatown Barangay Organization, generously distributed free tikoys to spectators within Manila City Hall. This gesture not only highlighted the festive spirit but also exemplified the spirit of unity and generosity within the community.
Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan expressed her gratitude for the active participation of the Filipino-Chinese community, emphasizing the importance of cultural celebrations that strengthen the bond among Manila's diverse residents.
The event not only marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year but also showcased the harmonious cultural exchange and unity between the city's leadership and the vibrant Filipino-Chinese community.
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