BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio Spring Festival or Chinese Lunar New Year celebration will kick off here on January 25, 8 a.m. at the City Hall grounds.
A line-up of activities prepared by the city government and the Baguio Filipino-Chinese Community will be launched during the program to be graced by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr.
Executive committee chair Kane Chanbonpin will open the program while adviser and parade chair Peter Ng will present the committee members.
Lawyer Cristeta Leung will talk on the significance of the celebration.
A cultural dance presentation will be rendered by the Baguio Patriotic High School Chinese Faculty to be followed by a trivia to be facilitated by Pepito Avena, head secretariat of the committee.
The Spring Festival is considered the grandest and the most important annual event for Chinese people. This year, Year of the Monkey according to Chinese zodiac, the Chinese New Year falls on February 8.
The city’s celebration proper will be marked mainly by a gift-sharing program at the Bell Church grounds.
Highlights of the activities include a media briefing on February 3 6:30 p.m. at the Hotel Supreme, barangay gift-giving on February 5 at Dontogan barangay and the awaited grand colorful parade, 2:30 p.m. at Session Road with program at Melvin Jones and dinner and awards night 7 p.m. at Hotel Supreme./A Refuerzo