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Celebrating Chinese New Year at the Top

(The Freeman) - February 4, 2016 - 9:00am

CEBU, Philippines - Gong Xi Fa Cai! The hotel up the hill greets everyone for the occasion of the coming Year of the Red Fire Monkey!

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu begins the Chinese New Year celebration with the annual Yee Sang Tossing Ceremony, on February 7, to be participated in by special guests from the Filipino-Chinese community. They then gather around the Yee Sang, and using Marco Polo Plaza's signature giant chopsticks, toss the salad into the air. Yee Sang is also known as the Prosperity Toss and folklore has it that the higher one tosses it, the more luck one will have.

Aside from the Yee Sang ceremony, a lion and dragon dance is also performed at the hotel to bring in more good fortune. There is also the traditional tossing of coins, eye dotting ceremony and a firecrackers display. Another ceremony is to be held in the morning of February 8.

And happening from February 5 to 8 is the Culinary Impressions of China, a sumptuous fare of Chinese dishes at Café Marco, for a good New Year's meal with family and friends.

Another way to start the Year of the Red Fire Monkey is by spending it at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu.  From February 1-12, 2016, the New Moon Getaway package offers a stay in a deluxe Mountain View room at a special rate per night for a minimum of two nights. Those who want to stay on weekends with their kids can enjoy free access to the Piccolo Kid's Club Playroom. Other terms and conditions apply.

For more information, the phone number is 253-1111, email address at mpplaza@marcopolohotels.com. The website is at www.marcopoloplazacebu.com. The social media accounts are at facebook.com/marcopolocebu, @5StarInCebu on Twitter and @marcopolocebu on Instagram. (FREEMAN)

CHINESE NEW YEAR CLUB PLAYROOM CULINARY IMPRESSIONS OF CHINA FROM FEBRUARY GONG XI FA CAI MARCO POLO PLAZA MARCO POLO PLAZA CEBU MOUNTAIN VIEW NEW MOON GETAWAY YEAR OF THE RED FIRE MONKEY YEE SANG
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