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Chinese New Year Festival cancelled


Bangkok’s China Town will not hold a Chinese New Year Festival this year because the country is still mourning the passing of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej. 

“The organising committee for the Yaowarat’s Chinese New Year celebrations has resolved to not hold any event,” Samphathawong District Office director Yuttana Pamai said Monday. 
Chinese New Year is Saturday. 
Normally, Chinese New Year celebrations in Bangkok’s China Town are a big event with dragon and lion dancing and various other performances. 
The late monarch passed away on October 13 last year. The government has announced a one-year mourning period for the government sector. 

Published : January 23, 2017

By : The Nation