How to celebrate Chinese New Year in style?
Chinese New Year is always a colourful spectacle with plenty of traditional activities and a wide range of events definitely worth participating in. There’s the dragon dance, the lion dance, markets selling tons of decorations, traditional Chinese food … And of course, Chinese New Year wouldn’t be complete without fireworks. Is your budget too tight to travel all the way to China? No worries! At Viage, we also celebrate the Chinese New Year in style!
When does Chinese New Year take place?
When it comes to traditional festivals, the Chinese follow the lunar calendar, which dates back to 2600 BC. Contrary to ‘our’ solar calendar, the lunar calendar dictates that the first day of the new year falls between January 21 and February 20. In 2016, Chinese New Year falls on Monday February 8, although celebrations take place over the course of several days.
Dragon & lion dance extravaganza
Celebrating Chinese New Year is one of those things you just have to have on your bucket list. The Chinese really pull out all the stops when it comes to celebrating New Year. The dragon and lion dance in particular are a must-see, as are the traditional fireworks. The festivities conclude with the traditional lantern festival, another not-to-be-missed event. Don’t miss out on the Lion Dancers’ performance at Viage!
Celebrating Chinese New Year… in Brussels
Do you want to experience the buzz of Chinese New Year for yourself? Then don’t hesitate to visit the Chinese neighbourhood in Brussels. It is an experience that will stay with you for a long time. And of course you should absolutely enjoy an Asian meal. Perhaps you even win a free Asian dish thanks to the red envelopes at Viage …
Feeling in the mood for an afterparty, Chinese style? Then Viage, the largest casino in Belgium is the place to be! We immerse you in the typical Chinese atmosphere and provide fortune cookies with fun messages, the typical ‘red envelopes’ and plenty of entertainment. And of course you can always take a seat and try your hand at roulette, blackjack, punto banco, poker or the money wheel. Top-notch entertainment guaranteed!