Pattaya celebrates Chinese New Year Jan. 31 at Lan Po Park


Pattaya will celebrate Chinese New Year with a festival and Chinese Girls pageant at Lan Po Park in Naklua Jan. 31.

The festival will celebrate the traditions, art and culture of Chinese descendants in Thailand and promote tourism to generate income for the Naklua community. Festivities begin at 5 p.m.

The pageant is open to girls age 9 with Chonburi residency. Scholarships totaling 48,000 baht will be awarded as prizes.

Tourism Promotion Bureau Director Onvara Karapin.Tourism Promotion Bureau Director Onvara Karapin.

The festival will also feature cultural shows and concerts, along with dragon and lion dance shows.

Tourism Promotion Bureau Director Onvara Karapin said the Chinese New Year Festival is held every year to continue the traditions of the Chinese people. The event also helps create good relationships among people in the community, Onvara said.

Parents can enter their daughters in the pageant through Jan. 28 by calling 038-253-3131.