Friday, August 5 2022

The traditional Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in the city of Davao, which takes place on February 12, will take place online due to continued restrictions on movement and mass gatherings caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said on Monday February 1 that the city would forgo traditional activities as mass gatherings are still prohibited due to the health risks posed by Covid-19.

“There will also be an online celebration for the Chinese New Year. This will be discussed with the Chinatown Development Council. We have this advice when we want to talk about the Chinese New Year and other identified developments in the Chinatown area nato diri sa Davao City (There will also be an online celebration for the Chinese New Year. This will be discussed with the Chinatown Development Council. We have this advice when we talk about the Chinese New Year and other developments in the identified area of ​​Chinatown here in Davao City), ”Duterte-Carpio said in an interview on 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio.

The mayor also suggested alternatives on how to celebrate the Chinese New Year amid the pandemic.

“What we can do is play recorded music or recorded video of dragon dance or lion dance and we can search other na pwede nato buhaton activities by ourselves para masunod gihapon atong tradisyon pagsulod sa chinese new year (what we can do is play recorded music or recorded video of dragon dance or lion dance and we can search other activities we can perform ourselves to follow our tradition of welcoming Chinese New Year), ”she added.

The mayor also reminded everyone that apart from alternative activities, physical performance in stores is still not allowed.

“[Ang] Dragon dance and lion dance dili sya buhaton didto sa mga tindahan because it will attract people to gather para motan-aw (dragon and lion dances are not allowed in stores as they will attract people to put together and watch), ”she said.

Dan Salvan ~ a Jr., the organizer of the 2021 Chinese New Year Virtual Program event, said the virtual event will highlight previous Chinese New Year celebrations in the city.

“This will be the first time to celebrate it online due to the restrictions. It will be a throwback to the celebrations, so kahit may pandemic, the pandemic will not prevent Filipino-Chinese communities from celebrating Chinese New Year (it will be the first time to celebrate it online because of the restrictions. It will be a throwback to the celebrations, even though we are still living with a pandemic, it will not prevent the Filipino-Chinese communities from celebrating the Chinese New Year) “, a he declared.

The virtual event will be available online through the city government’s social media account on February 11.

February 12 is a special holiday under Proclamation 986.

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2021 is the year of the Metal Ox. (With IOC reports)

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