Tuesday, 17 January 2023 00:26


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The City Government of Cagayan de Oro, together with the Filipino-Chinese community, will be launching its annual celebration of the Chinese New Year at 3 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2023.
City Mayor Rolando "Klarex" Uy will lead the launching ceremony at the Bazaar Rotunda in Limketkai Mall, signaling the start of the week-long Chinese New Year festivities in Cagayan de Oro.
During the opening ceremony, students of Kong Hua School and Oro Christian Grace School will present different performances such as Dragon and Lion Dance and Jasmine Flower Dance.
The city mayor and Misamis Oriental Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (MOFCCCI) President Rosa Go will also deliver their Chinese New Year messages to the Kagay-anons.
The City Government has prepared various activities for its week-long festivities, including the Chinese New Year Lion Dance at city hall, Gaston Park, Plaza Divisoria, Osmena Street and Cogon Market areas from January 17 to 21; the Lighting of the Chinese Lanterns at the Gaston Park and City Hall on January 20; the Mayor's Cup Spring Festival Dragon Boat Race from January 20 to 22; Chinese New Year Festival Fireworks at the Bell Church on January 21; Chinese New Year Festival Motorcade and Chinese Cultural Show on January 22. (JAS/CIO)