Ethnic Chinese and people in Myanmar celebrate the lunar new year in Yangon.
…..At a time when the lunar new year is drawing near, the Chinese community is launching traditional charity activities with several social and religious organizations distributing cash aid to poor and old-aged people above 70 with no children to care for them. These organizations mainly include the biggest Myanmar-Chinese Charity Association, Qing Fu Gon Temple, Guangdong Guanyin Temple and Mutai Temple as well as some private companies and individual businessmen. Cash donation ceremonies have been held one after another for them a week before the fall of the new year…..
YANGON, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) — A grand lion and dragon dance procession by 14 groups of Myanmar-Chinese sparked Chinese new year celebration in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon Wednesday afternoon, the eve of the year of rabbit.
With large drums beating, the round-the-Chinatown procession by the 14 amateur lion and dragon dancing groups drew thousands of watchers.
The marchers paid homage to the Guangdong Guanyin (God of Mercy) Temple and Fujian Qingfu Gong Temple when they passed by, which represent the two largest Chinese temples in the Yangon Chinatown.
nice capture of lion movement !
great lion dance show, beautiful shot.
SEE THE DRAGON DANCE ABOVE, PERFORMED BY A LADIES’ TEAM.
This is 5th time we organized the Lion Dance Competition. This year we have more teams than last year and there’re 12 teams for the competition. A lot of excitement during competition, but I was only at the very first day and last day which giving award to winning teams. This year, we have one amazing thing at our lion dance competition which is 2 first price winner. They are getting same marks and very difficult to reduce marks each other. So our refrees committee decided to give joint first price winner. Our previous year competition photo stream can see here.
YANGON, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) — Paying respect to the elderly people has been highlighting the activities of Chinese community in Myanmar’s Yangon in anticipation of the upcoming lunar new year, the year of Tiger.
Myanmar-Chinese residents have been busy spending the spring festival even before its fall with the aged people having been invited to some social associations to receive new year gifts and Hongbao (a small red packet with cash money).
“Respecting the aged, taking care of the weak” is a fine tradition of Chinese people. Normally, it is so, when new year comes, the care doubles.
This kind of loving kindness and charity move have been maintained by many Myanmar-Chinese associations for years.
The launching of a series of such activities in the community added to atmosphere in the pre-new year days.
On Feb. 5, Yangon’s activities of paying respect to the aged people started with the donation of daily necessities and Hongbao to the aged people by the Shwe Taung Company to the Charity Association.
The donation was distributed to groups of registered childless old people by both organizations.
Honorable Chairman of the Charity Association and President of the Shwe Taung Company told Xinhua that “providing warmth to the old people, we also feel gratified and warm. Our activity is to tell young people that paying respect to the aged is our fine tradition and virtue and let it be inherited from generation to generation.”
SEE THE TWO MEN TEAM JUMPING AROUND IN THE LION COSTUME. SCARY JUMP!
SEE THE CUTE LITTLE BOY ENJOYING HIMSELF.
Chinese New Year celebrations in Rangoon
I was really lucky to arrive back in Rangoon on the final day of the Chinese New Year Dragon and Lion Dancing competitions. A friend of a friend was going and invited me along to join her. It was a fantastic and spectacular end to my time in Burma.
2011 and 2008
WHAT A NOBLE WAY TO SPEND A NEW YEAR!
donation in Yangon , Myanmar , Tuesday, 7 February, 2008
Old Folk Home ,Yangon ,Myanmar 2007