Actress Kim Chiu will be in Iloilo City to grace the Chinese New Year celebration on Friday, January 31, 2014.
Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog announced in social media that the popular Fil-Chinese actress will add color to this year’s celebration by joining the grand parade from Provincial Capitol to Iloilo Chinatown in Iznart Street on 3PM of Friday.
The city will be having a full-week of activities for the said event, which was declared as special non-working holiday nationwide by Malacanang.
Chinese New Year 2014 in Iloilo
JANUARY 28 TUESDAY
4 pm – Grand Opening of the Iloilo Chinese New Year 2014 Celebration; opening of photo exhibit “A Glimpse of China” and composition of Spring Festival Couplets. Venue: SM City Iloilo Event Center
6 pm – Marites Allen (Feng Shui expert) 2014 Year of the Horse Forecast
JANUARY 29 WEDNESDAY
9 am – Hua Siong College of Iloilo visits Jalandoni Memorial National High School
10 am – Sun Yat Sen High School visits Mandurriao National High School
JANUARY 30 THURSDAY
9 am – Iloilo Scholastic Academy visits Bo. Obrero National High School
4 pm – Iloilo Scholastic Academy mall show “Welcome the Year of the Horse”. Venue: SM City Iloilo Event Center
JANUARY 31 FRIDAY
8 am – Chinese New Year Mass at Sta. Maria Parish
10 am – HSCI Lion and Dragon Dance. Venue: SM City Iloilo Event Center
11 am – Festival Luncheon Banquet (By invitation), sponsored by the Iloilo City Government. Venue: Amigo Terrace Hotel
11 am – Start of the Chinese New Year Food Festival. Venue: Along Iznart Extension Street
3 pm – Grand Parade (Assembly time is 2:30 pm from the Provincial Capitol, Bonifacio Drive. The parade will pass Iznart, JM Basa, Aldegeuer and back to Iznart Street.
5 pm – Grand Cultural Show. Venue: Plazoleta Gay, Iznart Street (Chinatown Street)
8 pm – World Class Pyrotechnics/Fireworks Display sponsored by the SM Group of Companies
FEBRUARY 1 SATURDAY
3 pm – HSCI mall Show “Synergy”. Venue: SM City Iloilo Event Center
6 pm – Ethnic Tribes of Ancient China Fashion Show and Eva Poon Show. Venue: SM City Iloilo Event Center
FEBRUARY 2 SUNDAY
10 am – SYSHS Lion and Dragon Dance. Venue: SM City Iloilo Event Center
4 pm – SYSHS Mall Show “Wonder Steps”. Venue: SM City Iloilo Event Center
FEBRUARY 15 SATURDAY
2 pm – Tinagan Martial Arts/Wushu Competition. Venue: SM City Iloilo Event Center
The 2014 Chinese New Year in Iloilo is spearheaded by the Iloilo Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce headed by Felipe Uygongco.