Maryland Live! Casino Commemorates Year of the Monkey With A Traditional Lunar New Year Celebration

Specialty Menu Featured at LUK FU Asian Restaurant by Chef Joseph Ku

Jan 28, 2016, 16:25 ET from Maryland Live! Casino

HANOVER, Md., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Maryland Live! Casino will celebrate the upcoming LUNAR NEW YEAR and "Year of the Monkey" with its annual lineup of traditional events celebrating and honoring Asian culture. The Lunar New Year falls on the first day of the New Year based on the lunar calendar.

The festivities will begin on Friday, February 5 at 11:30am with a "Cai Qing" Ceremony, a customary and very visual ceremony, featuring the "picking of the greens" by the "Lion" to bless the New Year and bring prosperity.

Following the ceremony, Lion Dancers will parade across the casino floor, finishing at Rams Head Center Stage, where a spectacular Lunar New Year Festival will be presented from Noon - 4:00pm. Admission is free, but attendees must be Live! Rewards Card members.

The festival will combine fun with 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.

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.

To complement the festivities, Chef Joseph Ku will offer two specialty dishes at LUK FU, Maryland Live!'s popular Asian restaurant. Food is a very important component of traditional Lunar New Year celebrations as many of the ingredients symbolize good luck and success in the coming year. Chef Ku will present Lamb Stew with Dried Soybean, Scallions, Ginger, Red Chilies and Mushrooms; and Pig Feet with Fat Choy. The menu will be February 1-22.

For the full lineup of Lunar New Year drawings and activity, please visit

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