Bacolaodiat festivities set at Yuan Thong Temple

The Yuan Thong Temple, located along Burgos Street in Bacolod City, is set to welcome devotees and Bacolaodiat Festival revelers to partake in the rich tapestry of New Year traditions and special events scheduled Friday and Saturday, February 9-10.

The focal point of the festivities will be the traditional ringing of the bell, slated for the eve of the lunar new year on Saturday, February 10, with Bacolod City officials and other guests expected to be in attendance, a press release from the Bacolaodiat organizers said.

Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday visitors can immerse themselves in a series of engaging activities, including Wishing Card and calligraphy sessions, Chinese cultural performances, lantern shows, and light offerings.

The activities will also feature enchanting displays such as the lotus dance, dragon and lion dance exhibitions, San Hao performances, and solemn new year’s eve prayers.

Adding a touch of cultural insight, a special storytelling event titled “Let Angkong Tell You A Story” will unfold, shedding light on Chinese traditions and the significance of the new year.

As an integral part of the Bacolaodiat Festival, the Yuan Thong Temple stands as one of the yearly festival venues, inviting all to join in the celebration, the press release said.*

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