Chinese New Year Adventures

The Filipino-Chinese community in the Philippines are very keen on celebrating the Chinese New Year. The occasion has deeply ingrained beliefs and traditions that could not easily be shaken off, even if they are already in another country.

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Chinese New Year is the onset of spring. For Shane who has allergic rhinitis, she can only pretend to smell the flowers.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Xin Nian Kuai Le!
Happy Chinese New Year!

Bacolaodiat Festival: Chinese New Year Celebration in Bacolod

In Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, we have a very lively Chinese New Year celebration. That is because the city government Bacolod and the Filipino-Chinese community have teamed up for a grand joint celebration. It is even a holiday here. It is called the Bacolaodiat Festival.

The girls wear their cheongsam on Chinese New Year. Gives them the feels.

The new year celebration ends with a grand Spring Festival Gala Dinner attended by members of different Chinese family associations. There are cultural presentations from different performers from Chinese schools, too. Our Achi Dindin was able to dance one time with her Kinder class.

CNY Stories in this Blog

Here are some Chinese New Year stories for you. These include some of our family adventures and experiences.

I am starting this series but by no means is this complete. There is so much more to write! Thankfully, we have our Papa who is always with us taking us out to experience these family and cultural events!

Additionally, there are new events and experiences as the kids grow up.

Just click on any of the icon below to read the stories.


Our DIY Chinese New Year field trip in Bacolod City. The kids vlogged about it. There is so much to do in our neighborhood, Capitol Shopping Center, being the old Chinatown of Bacolod. Of course, a trip to Hua Kong and receiving tikoy as a gift was part of our tour.

Here’s a video of a Chinese New Year lion dance at our store. This was taken several years ago. The Lion Dance was performed by some members of the Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Xin Nian Kuai Le!

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