February 10, 2013) – Sands China Ltd
ushered in the auspicious Year of the Snake Sunday with traditional festive
ceremonies across its properties: Sands® Macao,
Sands® Cotai Central, The Venetian® Macao
and The Plaza™ Macao.
Large crowds of enthralled onlookers gathered to see the worship ceremonies and
dragon and lion dance performances on the
Chinese New Year’s Day, hoping to share wishes of good fortune, health,
happiness and prosperity.
The symbolic rituals began with
Sands China executives participating in the worship ceremony and the
traditional eye-dotting ceremony at each property, followed by a dragon and lion
dance parade that wound its way throughout the inside of the resorts, where guests
lining the corridors eager to receive blessings for the new year ahead. The
dance troupes also travelled to the back-of-house dining area, allowing team
members to feel the festive joy at work. Symbolizing good luck, longevity and
prosperity, the dragon and lion dance is an important New Year tradition in
Chinese culture since ancient times. The executives also lit firecrackers rolled
up in red paper, another Chinese New Year custom believed to be able to ward
off evil spirits.
Through these auspicious
festivities, Sands China Ltd. hoped to bring good luck and blessings to its
Cotai Strip™ Resorts and Macao
as a whole for the coming year.
executives welcome the auspicious Year of the Snake at Sands Macao, Sands Cotai
Central and The Venetian Macao Sunday. Festivities included dragon and lion
dance performances, the lighting of firecrackers, and eye-dotting ceremonies.
Sands China Ltd. (HKEx:
1928, Sands China or the Company) is a subsidiary of global resort developer
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS), and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong
Kong Limited. Sands China
is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip™ Resorts
are comprised of The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel, The Plaza™ Macao and Sands®Cotai Central. The Company also owns and operates the Sands®
Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s integrated
resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and
transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities, a
wide range of restaurants, shopping malls, world-class entertainment at the
CotaiArena™ and the Venetian Theatre, and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service
between Hong Kong and Macao.
The Company’s property development projects on Cotai have the goal of
transforming Cotai into Asia’s premier
entertainment and business destination.
information, please visit www.sandschinaltd.com.