Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 10:08:29 +0000
Hundreds of people joined a series of events in Binondo, Manila – the home of one of the world’s oldest Chinatown – as the Filipino-Chinese community welcomed the Chinese New Year yesterday.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso joined the celebrants as early as Friday night in a concert at Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz before several fireworks display lit up the skies to mark the year of the Metal Rat at midnight.
Lion and dragon dances were held on many streets – Ongpin, Juan Luna, and Reina Regente, among others – as it is believed to cast out bad luck.
Several men dressed in spawn Mandarin were also visible and some tried to pose for a