Chinese New Year Facts

28/01/2019

Chinese New Year celebrates the end of the previous year and encourages all to welcome positivity, health and love in the New Year. Here are some interesting facts about this wonderful celebration.


Chinese New Year celebrations are just as big outside China

Some of these global celebrations could rival the main events in China. In London, England; Chinese New Year parades take place. In various parts of Canada, they have firework shows. Most impressive of all is Sydney, Australia. They have food stalls and traditional opera singing and see over 700,000 people head to the city centre to celebrate, every year.


Your Chinese zodiac could measure your compatibility

The Chinese zodiac is based on a twelve year cycle. The animals that represent each cycle are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster and dog. 2019 is the year of the pig. Some signs are perfect matches, while others are less compatible. For example, if you are born on the year of the pig, your best match is anyone born on the year of the tiger, rabbit or sheep. Happy dating!


On Chinese New Year, everyone gets older

Chinese New Year is seen as a new beginning and is also seen as a national birthday for everyone in China. Regardless of when you were born, if you turn 32 in January, you will turn 33 in February, when Chinese New Year is normally celebrated. For kids, it means they are able to take on more responsibility around the house and help their parents.


Red envelopes are given out during celebrations

Envelopes filled with money are handed out by married couples. The envelopes are given to the elderly and unmarried young people. The amount of money can vary, but as the lucky number in China is “8”, $8/£8 or £88/$88 is normally given. Alternatively, money with an even number is also given. Giving odd numbered money is frowned upon during this time, as it is associated with funerals.


Rainbow Casino

Join us for our annual Chinese New Year celebration event at your nearest casino. We have exciting activities taking place, including:

  • Traditional Chinese Buffet
  • Cash Prize Draw
  • Lion Dances
  • Live Chinese Entertainment


Collect a Chinese New Year stamper card at your nearest casino reception to collect stamps for free bets. The more stamps you collect, the more rewards you will receive.


Rainbow Casino is an over-18’s venue and promotes responsible gambling & drinking. This event takes place inside a casino.