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Weekly 5: ‘Imlek’ festivities embrace age-old traditions

  • The Jakarta Post

| Fri, February 8 2013 | 10:46 am
Weekly 5:  ‘Imlek’ festivities embrace age-old traditions

PREMIUM You know that Chinese New Year — or Imlek as locals call it — is right around the corner when gold and red decorations are hung up around the city. But the festivities are not only about watching barongsai (lion dances) on the street, eating the sticky rice cake kue keranjang or waiting for your turn to receive angpao (red envelopes containing money).

The festivities are a showcase of ...