2020 is a year of the rat according to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle. The Chinese New Year, also known as spring festival, is the most important traditional festival for Chinese people. Here’s our guide to celebrate along during the Lunar New Year.


10th January – 10th February

Chinese New Year Grand Celebrations at Chatrium

Celebrate the Chinese New Year as we toast to the abundance and prosperity of the Year of the Rat. Say Lo Hei and toss it high for abundance for all throughout the year! Chinese prosperity set a menu available for dinner every day and lunch on weekends. US$ 188 net per set (8 persons) featuring good luck delicacies including Yee Sang Salad (Chinese New Year Salad), Roasted Peking Duck, Steamed Grouper Fish and Braised Abalone.

Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon – No 40 Natmauk Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon | 6 pm – 10 pm

24th – 25th January 

Chinese New Year Special Buffet Dinner
Celebrate the festive 2020 Chinese New Year at SPOON Restaurant, Wyndham Grand Yangon Hotel. Buffet Dinner at US$ 38 nett with attractive Lucky Draws to usher in the Chinese New Year of the Rat. Yee Seng Toss is available at US$ 18 nett for 4 persons and US$ 35 nett per 8 persons.

Wyndham Grand Yangon Hotel – No.11Corner of Kan Yeik Thar Road & U Aung Myat Road, Yangon | 6 pm – 10 pm

24th January

Lunar New Year at Melia Yangon
A 6-course set menu of delectable Vietnamese cuisine accompanied by a drink of your choice (sparkling wine, white or red wine, beer or soft drink) for the Lunar New Year at The Lantern Restaurant.

Meliá Yangon – 192, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan Township, Yangon | 6 pm – 10 pm

25th January

Chinese New Year’s Eve at Atlas
Atlas turns red to celebrate Chinese New Year. Watch Lion Dance while sipping a special cocktail inspired by The Year of The Rat. Stay until midnight and they will surprise you even more. Most importantly, Don’t forget to show up in Red outfit and get a free shot. 10% discount on All Whiskey bottles. Lion Dance starts at 9 pm. Reservations highly recommended.

Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge – 84 Pan Hlaing Street, Sanchaung Tsp, Yangon | 5 pm

Chinese New Year Festival Yangon 2020
According to the Yangon Region Government’s approval, the Fujian Chinese National Association will host the New Year’s Day Festival in Yangon on January 25, 2020. The event will feature live entertainment and lion dancers’ shows in Chinatown, Latha Township. Chinatown will be decorated with paper lanterns and photobooths. On the 25th and 26th of January, there will be a night market which features famous restaurants. The highlight of the year is the evening with a live performance of seven famous singers in the evening, with Chinese food, street food, and drinks.

Latha Township – Latha Township, Yangon | 9 pm- 11 pm


25th January – 8th February 

Chinese New Year Staycation Offer
Enjoy a two-days stay at Rose Garden Hotel Yangon with breakfast for 2 persons. Plus a Chinese set dinner for 2 persons with free flow soft-drinks and a Balinese message for 2 persons for 1 hour. Option to extend stay by one more night including breakfast buffet for only $85 nett.

Rose Garden Hotel Yangon – No. 171 Upper Pansodan Road, Minagala Taung Nyunt Tsp, Yangon

8th January – 8th February 

Celebrate the New Year with Prosperity

Chinese New Year is a time for gifting and sharing seasonal treats with family and friends.
Sedona Hotel Yangon’s luxurious hampers is filled with auspicious sweets and savory delights. Available at Garden Wing Lobby. Prosperity Hamper – 88USD and Longevity Hamper – US$ 58. Toss to a year of abundance, good health and prosperity with our variety of ‘Lo Hei’ reunion feasts to share with your team members, family and friends. Valid from 8 January to 8 February 2020 for US$ 35 nett or US$ 30 nett per person. For enquiry or reservation, call +95 9 9 894628822 or +95 1 544060.

Sedona Hotel Yangon – 1 Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan Tsp, Yangon

What to expect in Chinatown (Latha)

Come the new year at Chinatown on Mahabandula Road that will erupt in fireworks and celebrations as revelers wave goodbye to the pig’s year and welcome the rat. The Lion Dance performance and competition can be seen at Sin Oh Dan street (middle block). Visit Kheng Hock Keong Temple, Guanyin Gumiao Temple and Fushan Si Temple (Kabar Aye Pagoda Road) on the celebration day to keep up the vibe.

Top lucky Chinese New Year food to try in Yangon

See our list of top lucky food to try during the Chinese New Year here.

Top Chinese restaurants in Yangon

See our list of top Chinese restaurants in Yangon to gather together all the family members for a reunion dinner here.

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Min Ye Kyaw
Matt worked with MYANMORE for four years covering a wide range of topics.



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