Book Now

Location
Check In - Check Out
Adults
Children
Club Passport #
Zip Code
Offer Code

The Chinese New Year, Year Of The Horse

Well, hello there! Can you believe it’s been a whole week since I last wrote? Time has been flying by – it’s almost February! Unbelievable. Before you know it, summer will be here and we’ll be halfway through 2014. Someone please invent a device that slows down time! I’ll be forever in your debt.

This week I will be covering Chinese New Year, Year of the Horse. I was looking forward to writing this blog because, quite honestly, I knew next to nothing about the Chinese New Year, much less the Year of the Horse. Hold tight because a whole lot of learning is about to happen! Considering that a part of our casino is Asian inspired, we will not only be observing this holiday, but we will be celebrating it in great style! Before I begin with how we’ll be celebrating it, I would like to share facts and traditions that I found most intriguing:

• The Year of the Horse starts on January 31, 2014, and will end on February 15, 2015.

• People born in the Year of the Horse are considered lucky, kind and energetic. They may sometimes talk too much, but they are talented and cheerful.

• Wearing new clothes and being polite to others on the first day of the New Year sets the tone for the year.

• To welcome the New Year, re-decorate your entire house. The preferred color to use when redecorating is red because it scares away evil spirits.

• The Chinese New Year has 12 animals, which include: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. They cycle each year.

• 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 are all the Year of the Horse. The next one will be in 2026.

Now, on to the celebrations! We will have a Baccarat Tournament and live entertainment that is sure to be memorable. Hot seat drawings will be held at Baccarat and Pai Gow tables Monday through Thursday this week from 2-10 p.m. The winner will receive $88 in cheques and a seat into the tournament on Friday. All other rated players that are actively playing at that table will receive $25 in cheques and will be placed in the alternate pool. The tournament will begin on Friday at 12:30 p.m. First through ninth places of the Final Table will receive a cash prize ranging between $480 and 8,800. On February 9, we will have Dam Cuoi Dau Xuan- “Beginning of Love” perform in the Global Event Center at 8 p.m., but first the USA Chin Woo Dragon Lion Dance Group will be putting on an elaborate show for us. The group will start out at Mist, take a detour through Beijing and end up in the Global Event Center. Is it just me, or would anyone else’s day be made if a dragon came up and danced for you while you were sitting at a game?

This was certainly a learning experience, and I hope it was for you too. Next time, I will be talking about the Tour of London. By then it will be February and I expect some progress on that time-slowing device! I hope you all have a safe, fun, productive and everything else that’s good week!

WinStar World Casino and Resort is now open! Read important details here.

Click the button below to see what you need to know before you make your next trip.

Learn More