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Live! Casino plans Lunar New Year festivities

6 February 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Live! Casino & Hotel will celebrate the Lunar New Year and Year of the Dog with its annual lineup of traditional events celebrating and honoring Asian culture. The Lunar New Year officially begins on 16 February, the first day of the New Year based on the lunar calendar.

The festivities Live! Casino & Hotel will begin on Thursday, 15 February at 11:30 a.m. with a Cai Qing Ceremony, a customary and visually stunning ritual, featuring the picking of the greens by the lion to bless the New Year and bring prosperity.

Following the ceremony, Lion Dancers will lead a rousing parade across the casino floor, finishing at Live! Center Stage, where a spectacular Lunar New Year Festival will be presented from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is free, but attendees must be Live! Rewards Card members.

The festival will treat guests to fun and tradition, including:
  • Couplets written by a Master Calligrapher.
  • Tai Chi Performance.
  • Traditional Erhu Instrument – a Chinese violin.
  • Opportunities for picture-taking with the Money God for good luck and prosperity.
  • Traditional performances of musical instruments and singing.
  • Traditional name painting and sugar painting.
  • Traditional handmade flour and straw figurines.
  • Korean drum dance.
Many food ingredients in Asian cuisine symbolize good luck, wealth and success in the coming year. To complement this very important component of Lunar New Year celebrations, a traditional, specialty menu will be offered at LUK FU, Live! Casino's popular Asian restaurant, including mushroom, bamboo, black fungus and carrot stir fry; sliced beef flank and tendon with a spicy chili sauce; soy marinated sliced cuttlefish served atop hot and sour cucumbers; braised fatty pig's feet served with a brown gravy; and whole, fried crispy squab served with a salt and pepper sauce. The special menu will be available for a limited time.

Live! Rewards members will also have the opportunity to win prizes, including Chinese couplets, hand-made figurines, sugar paintings and name paintings, and participate in traditional arts and crafts.

For the full lineup of Lunar New Year drawings and activities, please visit the website.

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