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Foxwoods Resort Casino to Celebrate Lunar New Year with Traditional Lion Dance
02.03.2016
MASHANTUCKET, CT (February 3, 2016) – Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the largest resort casino in North America, invites guests to the Lion Dance, a parade which marks the start of Lunar New Year - Year of the Monkey, February 13, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. The festivities will begin with a celebratory dance performance in the Grand Pequot Hotel Lobby that includes several routines that bring good luck and fortune and ward off bad luck. The opening performance will be followed by a customary parade throughout the property. The procession will be led by the Golden Monkey and will culminate with the Grand Finale in Rainmaker Square.

“Foxwoods Resort Casino has always been a culturally-diverse property, and we are proud to share in the celebration of Lunar New Year with property-wide events that guests of all ages will enjoy,” said Lynn Tran, Vice President of Asian Marketing. “In traditional Foxwoods winning ways, parade attendees should be on the lookout for the ‘Money God,’ who will be handing out Lucky Red Envelopes,” she added.

Once again, the Lion Dance will be performed by the Boston Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club, a non-profit organization whose main purpose is to preserve and spread Chinese culture to all who are interested. The Lion Dance is a tradition in Chinese culture, as well as other Asian countries, and performed to spread good blessings to the community as well as to bring happiness, longevity
and good luck.

Chinese New Year will also be celebrated at Golden Dragon, Foxwoods’ signature Asian restaurant, with a commemorative menu available Sunday, February 7 through Monday, February 15. The specials feature twelve delectable entrees including Coral Seafood Platter, Oyster Iron Plate and Ginger & Scallion Chicken, served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

For a complete list of the Chinese New Year Specials, please visit https://www.foxwoods.com/chinese-new-year-specials/. For more information about the Lion Dance and other festivities, please visit www.foxwoods.com.



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