Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Vancouver and Richmond

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Vancouver and Richmond.

Lunar New Year – also known as Chinese New Year and the Spring Festival – welcomes the turn of the traditional Chinese calendar from winter to spring. The festival is steeped in more than 4,000 years of history that carry longstanding traditions like lighting firecrackers to ward off evil spirits and decorating homes in red to symbolize wealth and happiness – and this year is no exception as celebrations continue across Vancouver and Richmond. Continue reading:
Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Vancouver and Richmond

Lunar New Year Festival Website Promotes Diversity of Celebrations in Vancouver and Richmond this February

Whether you call it Chinese New Year, Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, there is no denying it is one of the world’s most celebrated annual events.

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Lunar New Year Festival Website Promotes Diversity of Celebrations in Vancouver and Richmond this February

Where to ring in the Lunar New Year in Vancouver

12 Girls Band performs at the Orpheum Feb. 19.

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is the most important traditional holiday in China. Also known as the Lunar New Year, it begins Feb. 16, 2018, and marks the beginning of the Year of the Dog. Here are a few ways to celebrate in Vancouver.

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Where to ring in the Lunar New Year in Vancouver

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo: Andre Blanchard

 

Happy Chinese and Lunar New Year!  Don’t miss out on the celebrations and festivals around Metro Vancouver this weekend.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday…
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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

LunarFest 2014 Lights Up Vancouver for Chinese New Year

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The Chinese New Year festivities continue on during the week with the CIBC LunarFest. From February 7th to 9th, LunarFest 2014 will light up the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza with a lantern festival, lion dancers, cultural and art demonstrations and workshops, and a dumpling festival.

LunarFest began in Vancouver in 2009 as a Vancouver Winter Olympics Legacy Event. The annual event is now the premiere festival of contemporary Asian arts and culture, and even expanded to Toronto in 2012. In addition to celebrating the Lunar New Year, LunarFest is an event that brings Canadians together to share in the diversity of Canada and create new forms of artistic expression. Every year, LunarFest brings together Canadian and international presenters in artistic collaboration. The goal of LunarFest is to bring together soul, art, and life on one stage.

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LunarFest 2014 Lights Up Vancouver for Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Year of the Horse with Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden’s Temple Fair

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On Sunday, February 2nd, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden in Chinatown presents the Year of the Horse Temple Fair, a special event to celebrate Chinese New Year. The festival is based on the Spring Festival temple fair where people meet to entertain, trade, celebrate, and pray for success in the New Year. The event is described as “re-nao” (热闹), or “hot and noisy”, which refers to the hustle and bustle of the crowds on the street as people greet one another to wish each other prosperity, good fortune, and good health for the upcoming year. The Chinese New Year is one of the most lively and colourful times at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, and the Year of the Horse Temple Fair is the perfect time to visit the Garden.

The Year of the Horse is the seventh year in the twelve-year Chinese zodiac calendar system. Each year has a corresponding animal: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. According to the zodiac, the corresponding animal gives those born that year certain characteristics. Those born in the Year of the Horse are said to be active, animated, and communicative, with a straightforward and positive outlook on life.

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Celebrate the Year of the Horse with Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden’s Temple Fair

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Chinese New Year | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Celebrate the lunar calendar with Chinese New Year (January 31-February 15), the last of Dine Out Vancouver Festival, Romeo + Juliet, hot chocolate and more!  Check out this special edition of our top picks for events happening around Metro Vancouver this Thursday through Sunday!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend