No matter how simple, the Bacolod Chinese community hopes to draw meaning and inspiration that the celebration of the Chinese New Year and the 17th Bacolaodiat Festival is still alive, even without the usual flares.
In a printed message, Bacolaodiat’s organizers said: “as we celebrate the Lunar Year of the Water Tiger, we fervently wish that like the Tiger, our 2022 will give us the strength in the calmness of our hearts to expel all the evils of the world including this pandemic.”
For the last 2 years, Bacolod has been missing the red lanterns and the chopsticks alley along Lacson Street due to COVID-19 pandemic.
But organizers said it has decorated the ground of Bacolod City Government Center with meaningful display to celebrate Chinese New Year.
It calls everyone to continuously do their share in the healing process of mankind so much like the traits of the Tiger, courageous and assertive in times of adversities.
Tigers are also natural leaders and so let’s be like the tiger in our communities and bring our flock towards health and economic survival, it added.