HANOVER, Md., Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Live! Casino & Hotel will celebrate the LUNAR NEW YEAR and "Year of the Rooster" with its annual lineup of traditional events celebrating and honoring Asian culture. The Lunar New Year officially begins on January 28, the first day of the New Year based on the lunar calendar.
The festivities will begin on Friday, January 27 at 11:30am with a "Cai Qing" Ceremony, a customary and visually stunning ritual, featuring the "picking of the greens" by the "Lion" to bless the New Year and bring prosperity.
Following the ceremony, Lion Dancers will lead a rousing parade across the casino floor, finishing at Rams Head Center Stage, where a spectacular Lunar New Year Festival will be presented from Noon - 4:45pm. Admission is free, but attendees must be Live! Rewards Card members.
The festival will treat guests to fun and tradition, including:
- Couplets written by a Master Calligrapher;
- Martial Arts Demonstration;
- Traditional Erhu Instrument – a Chinese violin;
- Opportunities for picture-taking with the Money God for good luck and prosperity;
- Traditional performances of Musical Instruments and Dance;
- Traditional Name Painting;
- Traditional Hand-Made Flour and Straw Figurines.
Many food ingredients in Asian cuisine symbolize good luck and success in the coming year. To complement this very important component of traditional New Year celebrations, Chef Joseph Ku will offer a specialty menu at LUK FU, Live! Casino's popular Asian restaurant, including fish maw soup, sautéed fresh pork tongue with celery, fat choy pigs feet, black mushroom with lettuce, and Hong Kong style soy sauce chicken. The special menu will be available for a limited time.
Live! Rewards members will also have the opportunity to win prizes, including Chinese couplets, hand-made figurines, and name paintings; and participate in traditional arts and crafts.
For the full lineup of Lunar New Year drawings and activities, please visit https://www.marylandlivecasino.com/promotions/lunar-new-year-celebration
About Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland
Just announced – the new flagship Live! Hotel, coming 1st Quarter 2018; and the new Live! Lofts, now open. Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor, just off I-95, Route 100 and the B/W Parkway at Arundel Mills. Open 24/7, Live! Casino features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 of the latest slot machines; and two High Limit rooms. The property offers world-class dining and entertainment, including Bobby's Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Phillips® Seafood Express; the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; the multi-station Live! Buffet; Morty's Delicatessen, a traditional New York-style deli; and Luk Fu, serving authentic Asian cuisine. Two new eateries include 8 at Luk Fu, featuring sushi and sashimi; and En Vivo, with classic varieties of soft tacos and pupusas. A sizzling nightlife, including live entertainment at Rams Head Center Stage and the unique, interactive R Bar, completes the Live! experience. Enjoy secure covered parking with valet service and a free self-park garage with direct elevator access to the casino floor. Live! Hotel will feature 310 luxury guest rooms, along with a lively bar and entertainment scene, a day spa and salon, an event center, and meeting facilities. Live! Lofts boutique hotel is located just minutes from the casino and open while renovations are underway. For reservations, call 443-445-2929. Live! Casino & Hotel is owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit Marylandlivecasino.com or LiveCasino.social. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit www.jobsatmarylandlivecasino.com.
About The Cordish Companies
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