Just recently, it has been reported that the Filipino-Chinese community will be having a weeklong celebration of the Chinese New Year and encourages the general public to be a part of it. With the theme ‘Filipino-Chinese Community: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges towards United Iloilo Community’, the Chinese New Year celebration will have different activities from January 27 to February 2.
“We believe that the Filipino and Chinese culture interacts with the longtime friendship of the Filipino and Chinese communities in the city. This is our way of helping Iloilo City improve to the next level,” states Ian Eric Pama, member of the Chinese New Year Task Force, in an article by the Philippine News Agency.
“This festival is always to showcase our Chinese culture. The Iloilo celebration will be the biggest celebration outside Manila,” states Dr Felipe Uygonco, Chairman of the 2020 Chinese Task Force.
Moreover, the Iloilo City Government shared via Facebook the roster of activities set to happen during the weeklong Chinese New Year celebration. There will be a Chinese Lanter Parade on the 27th that will start from the Iloilo Provincial Capitol to Iznart Street followed by the launching of the night market and food festival. One of the main highlights includes the Grand Cultural Show at the Filipino-Chinese Friendship Arc on the 29th. Uygongco assures that the activity will be the biggest one, yet, held outside Metro Manila.