Now it has been officially confirmed that this year’s Chinese New Year Festival will be held only ceremonial/religious gatherings without events that attract large crowds of visitors, such as parades, carnivals, festivals, fireworks, etc.
The mayor gave an interview to the local press yesterday, unfortunately. The mayor said that due to ongoing concerns about the Covid19 virus in Pattaya and the surrounding area, this year’s Chinese New Year would only be celebrated with ceremonial and religious functions with a small audience, in line with strict Covid19 precautions such as wearing face masks, of social distancing and temperature checks.
In the “normal” years, the Chinese New Year was celebrated with parades, acrobatic shows, food festivals and much more. However, this has not been the case for several years due to the Covid19 pandemic.
However, the city will place decorations all over the area to mark the new year. For example, the municipality has festively decorated the boulevard of Jomtien with the well-known Chinese red lanterns, which gives it a festive look.
Chonburi province yesterday had its lowest number of Covid-19 cases in three weeks, with just 316 new cases, but health officials are still taking an overly cautious approach.
However, Mayor Sonthaya added that the city plans to go ahead with plans for a music festival in March and a Songkran festival in April, adding that he and health authorities believe the situation will improve greatly by then. must be to hold these events.