Karak New Village celebrates Chinese New Year with vibrant festival

Briana Leong Kamal Ariffin

ON the second day of Chinese New Year, Karak New Village comes alive as villagers gear up for their annual festive celebration.

Situated 20km north of Bentong, Pahang, the village is home to a predominantly Guangxi community.

Their Chinese New Year tradition began in 2003, when residents of the fourth alley banded together to decorate their street with lights and lanterns.

Over the years, the celebration grew in size and now includes a buffet offering, prayers, lion dance, lucky draws and fireworks.

Celebrations last from midnight to the wee hours of the morning, where residents come together once more to clean up, displaying the spirit of Chinese New Year in their unity and generosity. - February 22, 2018.

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