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Bangkok Chinatown Chinese New Year Festival 2012

January 23, 2012

Date: Grand Opening Ceremony on January 23, 2012 from 16.30 hrs onwards

Venue: Chalermphrakiat Gate, Odeon Circle, Yaowarat Road, Sampantawong District, Bangkok

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will preside at the Bangkok Chinatown Chinese New Year official opening ceremony on 23 January. Two shows - one featuring a Thai cultural showcase and the other hosted and presented by the People’s Republic of China Ministry of Culture. This will be followed by a 1.5 hour Yaowaraj Cultural Showcase.

In 2012, the Year of the Dragon, Chinese New Year falls on 23 January. Chinese New Year celebrations will be held during January 19 to 29 in the Thai capital and 11 other provinces with significant Thai-Chinese communities. These are the provinces of Chiang Mai, Nakhon Sawan (Pak Nam Pho), Suphan Buri, Ratchaburi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Chon Buri (Pattaya), Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), Songkhla (Hat Yai), Phuket and Trang.

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