February 9, 2013, 7PM. Marco Polo Plaza begun the celebration of the Chinese New Year with the annual Yee Sang Tossing ceremony participated by special guests from the province, media and Filipino-Chinese community. Gathered around the Yee Sang with Marco polo Plaza’s signature giant chopsticks, tossed the salad into the air. Yee Sang is also known as the Prosperity Toss and it is said that the higher you toss, the more luck you will have.
A lion dance also commenced in the hotel to bring in good fortune.Traditional tossing of coins and firecrackers display was also held to ward off evil spirits.
The year of the water snake is the beginning of the nine year cycle. Water Snakes are influential and insightful. They are motivated and very determined about success. They are intuitive, introspective, refined and collective Animal Signs. Also celebrated during the Chinese new year was Culinary China at cafe Marco where they served Chinese favorites on top of the international buffet served at the restaurant!
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Blogged by: Doyzkie Buenaviaje | Photos by Edd Buenaviaje | IT: Reymond Buenaviaje