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Lunar New Year brings big business to Las Vegas

Lunar New Year brings big business to Las Vegas
Posted at 7:19 PM, Feb 16, 2018

UPDATE AT 10:27 P.M. 

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"It's a passion for us because we live here and just love to share the culture," said Jan-ie Low, Executive Producer of Chinese New Year in the Desert.

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Low organized the event which featured performances by the Tianjin Dance and Acrobatic Theater Company.

The audience also experienced a live authentic dragon dance and eye painting ceremony.

Low calls this a golden week for businesses in our valley.

She says there are extra tourists in town shopping and eating at restaurants.

"More than 10,000 visitors internationally from Japan, Korea, and China," she said.


They say welcoming the Lunar New Year brings prosperity and good fortune. That's especially true for business owners.

"This coming Sunday, it's going to be packed," says Jill Wong, owner of the King Fu restaurant near Valley View Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road. 

The restaurant is ready to welcome the Year of the Dog, complete with decorations and dragon dance performances. Wong says they're expecting around 150 tourists to ring in the new year at her restaurant.

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Eateries aren't the only busy businesses this month. World of Feng Shui owner Peter Lung is also cashing in.

"This time of the year is the busiest season for me because the energy changes," says Lung, who has a diverse clientele - from homeowners to small business owners and casinos.

"Majority, 70 percent are Caucasians," Lung explains, "and the rest are Chinese."

But at the end of the day, the Lunar New Year boost is just a bonus. Both King Fu and World of Feng Shui have been thriving in the valley for decades.

"Las Vegas is booming. It brings us good business too," says Lung.