Century Park Hotel (CPH), one of the finest hotels in Manila, is set to welcome the Year of the Earth Pig with a bang. Preparations are underway to celebrate the eve of the Lunar New Year on February 4, 2019.  This occasion is one of the loudest and most festive in Chinese culture.

Sumptuous Chinese dishes will be showcased at the lunch and dinner buffet (P1,495 net) at Café in the Park for guests craving for Chinese cuisine.

Then at 7:00PM, an eye-dotting blessing ceremony will take place before the lion’s first dance at the Atrium Lounge. The ritual will empower the lion to bring about protection, good luck, health, and prosperity to the attendees. The “eyes” of the lion reflect the spirit so the last step before it comes alive is for its eyes to be dotted. A lion and dragon dance follows right after to chase away evil spirits and welcome the new year. This performance will be accompanied with loud drums and cymbals.

A grand fireworks display will cap off the momentous occasion.

“We look forward to having all of you at the hotel and share this evening with us,” said Anthony Tan, CPH’s General Manager.  “May the Year of the Pig bring prosperity and good health to everyone,” he further added.

By eccentricyethappy

Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance community manager/social media manager, chatbot builder, social media consultant, and web developer. She is managing her other blogs under lifestyle, food, music/concert, and Hallyu niche. Last August 2020, her first website project, Choose Khiphop is one of the news authority about Korean Hiphop. Five months later, she and her friends formed a podcast called +82 Khiphop Podcast. In 2018, she had her stint as The Itchyworms' social media manager which lead her to do music photography in her spare time. A year later, she had a short stint as road manager for the local band, Join The Club. Currently working as freelance community manager and a PR manager.