Schedule set for Chinese New Year festival Feb. 3-5


Pattaya’s Chinese New Year celebration will move from Bali Hai Pier to Naklua’s Lan Pho Park, where the city will again set up a “Pattaya Chinatown” for the Feb. 3-5 celebration.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya Director Niti Kongkrut and Sawang Boriboon Foundation President Prasit Thongthitjaroen announced the schedule for the Feb. 3-5 celebration Wednesday at Central Festival Pattaya Beach.

This year’s “Happy Lucky Red Beach” new year fest will highlight modern and graphic designs to differentiate it from the previous events. It will feature stage shows and musical performances from Pong Lang Sa-Orn, Chin Chinawut, Peter Fordify, and The Sun band; a Chinese Girl Pattaya pageant, cultural shows, movies, Alcazar cabaret dancers, Chinese gods worship and dragon dances.

The move to Naklua came after a dictate from Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome that all traditional cultural events should be staged in Naklua, the first community founded in the Pattaya area.

Schedule set for Chinese New Year festival Feb. 3-5