"Most of the people understand this is for Chinese New Year, that we have to wear bright auspicious colours to bring luck into our lives", the 60-year-old said.
THIS SATURDAY (28 February) come along and join in the celebrations for the Chinese New Year at the Sunderland Museum, Library & Winter Gardens with lion dances, martial arts, craft displays and stalls.
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From the vibrant parades to teams of lion dancers taking the streets, there is plenty to do. But leave it to master Thomas Haas and his Lunar New Year Collection to give us handcrafted stunning creations, including dark-chocolate roosters, gold-foil coins plus a Good Fortune Mandarin Orange, air brushed with cocoa butter.
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Meanwhile Thais with Chinese ancestors in Hat Yai in the South and Chiang Mai in the North are out to shop for foods and fruits to worship their ancestors.
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Macau, while enjoying some recovery in the latter half of 2016, finished the year with another decline in gaming revenue, in spite of two new casinos having opened within the year.
James Wong, chairman of the Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee, said: "This is my second year running the festival and I always had ambitions to make it bigger. With the weakened pound, London is much cheaper this year for Chinese visitors, and we expect popular shopping destinations to reap the benefits from the influx of free-spending tourists".
Advance tickets for Folkmoot's Chinese New Year are $8 for kids, $10 for adults and $35 for families of four or more.
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As Folkmoot has been developing its year-round programming, the group wanted to incorporate an event to feature the Chinese culture, specifically the Chinese New Year.
Famous people born in the Year of the Rooster include Benjamin Franklin, Beyoncé, Francis Bacon, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, William Blake, Elton John.
Needless to say, the sheer number of people travelling around the Chinese New Year puts massive pressure on China's public transport systems and civic amenities along the routes. Red envelopes carrying tokens will also be distributed to children. It is rumoured that this year's World Economic Forum in Davos was held a week earlier than usual to avoid clashing with Chinese new year.
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