According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth.
Lucky things for Pigs – It seems that success and wealth is based in the East, and Northeast – Like NEW ENGLAND!
- Colors: yellow, gray, brown
- Numbers: 2, 5, 8
- Mineral: agate
- Directions of auspiciousness: southeast, east
- Directions of wealth: northeast
- Directions of love: north
Unlucky things for Pigs – Maybe craps isn’t the game for those born in a year of the pig – green (felt) and the number 7 sounds like an unlucky combination.
- Colors: blue, green
- Numbers: 1, 7, 9
CELEBRATIONS & Promotions
Foxwoods Resort Casino
Chinese New Year Lion Dance – CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE PIGFebruary 10 • 11AM. The opening performance will begin in the Grand Pequot Hotel Lobby. The parade will proceed to the Grand Pequot Casino rotunda and then down the Concourse and the Grand Finale will take place in Rainmaker Square.
Lucky 10 Drawing – Earn Entries February 2nd 12:00 AM – February 17th 6:00 PM. Drawing February 17th at 7:00 PM. Guests arriving on any International bus have a chance to enter by simply playing their favorite slot machines, poker, keno, table games, or Race Book to enter. For every one (1) Foxwoods Rewards Point earned during the promotional time period, guests will receive one entry into the drawing for a chance to win a choice of $100 in BSP, 100 Points or $100 in Free Bet.
Lunar New Year Lucky Red Envelope – February 5 – 10, 2019 • Bus Lobby. All patrons arriving on the International buses beginning February 5th through February 10th, 2019 will be eligible to receive one Lucky Red Envelope containing a $5 Match Play.
Asian Food Festival – February 8 – February 10 • 10AM – 8PM • Celebration Zone on Great Cedar Concourse. Learn about Chinese culture. Chinese new year foods, artworks, and costumes will be on display and available for purchase. Performances will include a sword dance, long pot tea performance, Szechuan acrobat performance, Chinese folk dancing, and martial arts presentation. This is a family friendly event and open to all ages.
MOHEGAN SUN RESORT CASINO
Mohegan Sun is ringing in the Lunar New Year with a variety of events including A-Lin from Taiwan inside Mohegan Sun Arena. The show will take place at 1:00am on Sunday, February 3rd and tickets are VIP $188.00, $148.00, $118.00, $98.00 and $68.00 and are on sale now.
Beginning Tuesday, February 5th, Red Envelopes will be distributed to Momentum members with valid ID for Asian bus line runs. The giveaway starts the first day of the Lunar New Year and lasts through Monday, February 11th. During this period, guests who ride the Asian buses can receive a Red Envelope with cash varying from $5.00 to $100.00 inside. The Money God will also visit The Shops concourse from Noon to 2:00pm on Sunday, February 10th for another Red Envelope giveaway and photo opportunity. Miss NY Chinese Pageant 2018 winners will be present to greet guests. There will also be Chinese arts and crafts demonstrations such as calligraphy and paper-cutting.
Also on Sunday, February 10th, don’t miss the traditional Lion Dance that will tour through the Mohegan Sun property. The Lion Dance has long symbolized the exorcising of evil spirits and summoning luck and fortune. The performance will start at 2:00pm heading from Sunrise Square and making its way through Casino of the Sky and Casino of the Wind.
MGM Springfield Resort Casino
February 9 – The year of the Pig with Traditional Lion Dance on February 9 Starting at 3 p.m. on Armory Square, the Asian American Culture Center’s energetic dance troupe will perform the ceremonial dance featuring five authentic lion costumes. Don’t miss the Money God who will be handing out red envelopes with monetary gifts inside signifying great wealth ahead.