CEBU CITY — The Cebu City Tourism Commission (CCTC) and the Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu (HRRAC) will hold a Chinese New Year festival on February 5 this year.
The event, dubbed as the “1st Annual Xin Nian: Cebu Chinese New Year Festival 2011,” will be held at the Ayala Center Terraces from 6 p.m. and onwards, said the organizers. Xian Nian is the Mandarin way of saying Kung Hei Fat Choi, or Happy Chinese New Year in English.
Vice Mayor Joy Augustus Young, in a press conference at the Waterfront Cebu on Tuesday, said the event is open to the public. Twenty-five booths to be occupied by restaurants and stores will sell Chinese food.
Among those invited to sell are the old Chinese restaurants in downtown Cebu like Snow Sheen, La Fortuna, Manila Restaurant, and those selling siomai sa Tisa, among others.
“It’s going to be a food festival in Ayala,” said Young.
The festival will also highlight a fashion show featuring the private collection of Elizabeth Gan Go of the University of Cebu.
“The collection was shown during the Ms. Cebu Pageant and the Sinulog 2011 Grand Finale but was not highlighted,” said program director Jonjet Primor. (more)