This year was a very special year for the first time in the Philippine the Chinese New Year was celebrated as a national holiday. I had the great honour to celebrate the first Kung Hei Fat Choi holiday at Imperial Palace Resort and Spa. The Dragons where dancing and the ceremonial Yee Sang Tossing commenced; follow by a great outdoor dinner that seated over 400 guests.

Yee Sang Tossing
Yee Sang is a fish salad eaten only during the Chinese New Year. The tossing ritual is significant because it “gathers prosperity” for the upcoming year.

Eye Dotting Ceremony
This traditional eye-dotting ceremony involves painting the eyes of “sleeping” lions and dragons with red ink to symbolize the awakening of these creatures. These mythical creatures are believed to be very auspicious and can ward off bad elements and attract good fortune.

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