Chinese New Year festival reduced to one day
Vimolrat Singnikorn

Pattaya City is preparing a grand Chinese New Year Festival for February 7 next year, and an organizational meeting was held on October 12 at Pattaya City Hall by Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh to draw up the program.
Pattaya City chief clerk Wuttipol Charoenphol said that the event would be held for one day only, because the celebrations that were held this year over a three-day period drew negative comments from traders and from the Chinese community, who felt that it went on for too long.
Next year the festival will be divided into two parts. During the morning of February 7 prayers will be held and a dragon parade staged at Naklua Market. The evening will see festivities take place at Bali Hai Pier, the highlight being a contest for Chinese children with primary prizes totaling 300,000 baht.
Other events are being planned, and Chinese lanterns will be placed at focal points of Pattaya to welcome in the New Year.

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