Welcome the Year of the Dragon with a day full of festivities on Sunday, February 11th

UNCASVILLE, CT (January 24, 2024) – Mohegan Sun is gearing up to celebrate Lunar New Year on Sunday, February 11th! Following tradition, celebrations for the Year of the Dragon include the Fortune God, Red Envelopes and more!

The festivities kick off at 11:00am when the winners from the 2023 Miss Chinese Beauty Pageant join the Fortune God to celebrate at The Shops Concourse. The Fortune God will be handing out Red Envelopes, which signify good luck and fortune, to guests while supplies last. At 1:00pm, Mohegan Executives will give remarks before the annual Lion Dance and Firecracker display takes place on Mohegan Sun’s new and improved Sun Patio. Guests can watch the Lion Dance make its way through The Shops Concourse, ending at the Mohegan Sun Arena Sky Entrance. The Lion Dance has long symbolized the exorcising of evil spirits and summoning of luck and fortune.

The Year of the Dragon represents good luck, strength, health, and also the male element Yang. In China, the dragon is viewed as a symbol of imperial power and authority. People born in the Year of the Dragon (1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 and now 2024) are said to have personality traits aligning with charisma, confidence, intelligence and power. Additionally, these individuals are said to be naturally lucky and gifted.


Owned by Mohegan, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic Southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to two unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, two world-class spas, a golf course, over 70 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on X and Instagram @mohegansun and view us on YouTube.

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