search NEWS BUSINESS FINANCE TECHNOLOGY LIFESTYLE SPORTS POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT Latest Stories Business Finance Technology Lifestyle Sports Politics Entertainment Lifestyle This is what it’s like to celebrate Lunar New Year in the Philippines The Philippines is home to the world’s oldest Chinatown—so of course the country celebrates Lunar New Year By: Andrei Yuvallos – @inquirerdotnet Inquirer Manila / 04:00 AM February 04, 2024 If you don’t know your history, Lunar New Year would seem like an odd holiday to observe in the Philippines | Photo by Lad Hara Caingcoy on Unsplash
Lunar New Year is a big celebration in the Philippines.It might not immediately make sense but given that the oldest Chinatown in the world is located in Binondo, Manila, it isn’t a surprise really.
The relationship between the Chinese community and the Filipinos even predates the Spanish colonial period and the Philippines itself as a country.While not everyone in the Philippines has Chinese lineage, there are still a considerable number of people who have Chinese roots.
ADVERTISEMENT Many of these practices have intersected with (or have been inherited by) Filipino traditions celebrated on New Year’s itself due to the history shared with the community.
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