On February 8, 2013, MCIAA organized an activitiy to support the Chinese New Year Celebration. Airport officials wear attractive red clothes and distributed new year giveaways in red bags with red ballons and greeted everyone with a Chinese New Year greetings “Kung Hei Fat Chui” which means “May you become prosperous.” On Chinese New Year, the themes of happiness, wealth, and longevity are celebrated.
Chinese New Year is considered to be the most important festival for the Chinese community in the Philippines. It does not follow a fixed date in the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used in many countries. The celebration stretches to about 15 days with varied observations each day. In the Chinese calendar, it is the year 4710, and the “Year of the Snake” and the celebration is also referred to as the Chinese Spring Festival.