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 There are exciting Lunar New Year celebrations at Southern California casinos. The 2019 Lunar New Year begins on February 5th, and celebrates The Year of the Pig or Boar. The
Year of the Pig ends on January 24 , 2020. Make the Lunar New Year your lucky time with
cash giveaways, traditional Chinese New Year Lion and Dragon Dances, and Hong Bao, lucky red envelope cash giveaways.
 Lunar New Year Origin
For those unfamiliar with this auspicious time, here’s a brief background. In the U.S., the term Lunar New Year is used interchangeably with Chinese New Year, which is celebrated not only in China, but also in other nations including Taiwan, Singapore, the Koreas, and Vietnam. In the U.S., Lunar New Year celebrations are a highlight for many Asian communities.
The Chinese or Lunar New Year was officially recognized in 104 b.c., when Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty established the lunisolar or lunar calendar. Some historians trace the New Year's origins to earlier in that century. It is based on cycles of the moon and sun, and so does not usually coincide with the Gregorian calendar. Lunar New Year begins on the new moon and continues for an annual cycle.
According to the Chinese zodiac, each new year is ruled by one of 12 animals including the rat, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, dog, horse, sheep, rooster, monkey, ox and pig or boar. The Year of the Pig or Boar is associated with inner strength and courage. People born in the Year of the
Pig are thought to have overall
good fortune and are honest,
hard working and peace-
Traditional festivities and good luck food are just some of the exciting events to celebrate the Lunar New Year beginning this year on February 5th, the
Year of the Earth Boar. Check your favorite casino for exciting Lunar New Year celebrations.
Lunar New Year Celebration at
Barona Resort & Casino
Barona Resort & Casino invites you to welcome the Year of the Pig beginning Tuesday, February 5th through
Tuesday, February 19th, with traditional lion and dragon dancers, lucky Hong Bao, all-you-can-eat lobster, and lobster specials, Party People games, Dragon Alley bonuses, and a $518,888 Lunar New Year Celebration with cash giveaways including Lucky Seats, Lucky Points, and Lucky Drawings. See page 27 for
the promotion details. Barona’s restaurants will serve traditional cuisine and lobster specials as part of the Year of the Pig festivities. Hong-Kong trained Executive Chef Ringo Lao will prepare favorites including garlic-steamed Chilean Seabass
with tofu, and sausages with sticky rice. On Tuesdays, February 5th, 12th and 19th at 9 p.m., there will be
a traditional blessing at the Welcome Home entrance, followed by the thrilling Lion and Dragon performers throughout the casino. During the two-week celebration, players can also earn bonuses at the table games in Dragon Alley, the largest Asian
gaming area in San Diego.
$100,000 Lunar New Year Giveaway at Viejas Casino & Resort
On Friday, February 1st from 6 p.m. to midnight, on Saturday, February 2nd from 5 p.m. to midnight, and on Sunday, February 3rd from
6 p.m. to 10 p.m., myViejas members playing slots or table games will be selected randomly to win $100 cash in the Lunar New Year Giveaway. Earn just 10 points every 20 minutes to qualify. See myViejas for official rules.
Lucky Envelope Table Game Giveaway & Free Play at Casino Pauma
On Saturday, February 2nd beginning at noon, win up to $500 for special hands hit at Casino Pauma Table
 for all details.
Games. And on February 5th, lucky guests born in the Year
of the Pig in the years 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, and 1995 receive $15 Pauma Play and a free
Buffet. See the Players Club
Lunar New Year Hot Seat Drawings at Sycuan Casino
Win your share of over $128,000 in cash and freeplay at Sycuan Casino in celebration of Lunar New Year 2019. Join in from 8 a.m. to midnight on Tuesday, February 5th, when one lucky guest will receive $2,222 cash every hour. And for more celebrations, join in again from on Tuesday, February 12th, 19th, and 26th, from 8 a.m. to midnight when two winners will receive $888 in freeplay every hour. Actively play on any slot machine using your Club Sycuan card for your chance to win. See Club Sycuan for official rules.
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