Pattani holds its 9th Annual Chinese New Year event

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PATTANI, 23 Feb 2015,  The Southern Province of Pattani yesterday kicked off its 9th annual Chinese New Year, highlighting the long traditions of the locals and Thais of Chinese descend.

The event is being held at Pattani’s Art and Cultural Court in front of the City Hall, drawing the attention of the locals, visitors and Thais of Chinese descent alike.

The celebration is a joint effort of Pattani Provincial Administration office and the province’s various Chinese Thai foundations, with the main objectives of preserving the cultures of the local Thais of Chinese descent, as well as promoting unity and tourism scene in the province.

The event which started at 4.30 pm featured several activities, including parade, lion & dragon dances, arm wrestling, beauty pageant for boys and girls, and Miss China Pattani beauty pageant as well as live performances.