Lanterns in the Garden Illuminates Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens for Lunar New Year

Lanterns in the garden 2018

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A festival that will illuminate the night with thousands of beautiful lanterns to help celebrate the Chinese New Year is coming to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens. The festival, known as Lanterns in the Garden is an annual event with themed lanterns, fun activities, and delicious food!

The memorable spectacle will take place over three weekends in February and March, starting on Friday, February 16, 2018. You’re invited to the garden to take a trip back in time to enjoy an authentic & traditional YUAN XIAO festival.

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Lanterns in the Garden Illuminates Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens for Lunar New Year

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

Vancouverites, Get Ready to Glow in the Dark with Dragons from Taiwan During LunarFest, Feb. 20-22

photo: lunarfest.org

photo: lunarfest.org

Dragons have been showcased in many cultural traditions. From the dragons in the Ethiopia of Greek mythology, to the European Red Dragon of Wales, to the Thunder Dragon of Bhutan and Pakhangba, to the mythical hybrid dragon, Manipur. There are countless stories and tales from around the world that feature this mythical creature.

In China, dragons are associated with power, strength and prosperity and are also believed to have control over the weather. As a symbol of the Imperial Family, dragons were often-times incorporated into the architecture of the palaces and were embroidered into the clothing of the Emperor.

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Vancouverites, Get Ready to Glow in the Dark with Dragons from Taiwan During LunarFest, Feb. 20-22

Things To Do In Vancouver This Family Day Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
It’s Family Day weekend!  Olympic viewing parties, lanterns, theatre, art, photography, food… So much to do, so little time.  Read on for our top picks for events happening around this special weekend in Metro Vancouver Friday through Monday!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Family Day Weekend

February 2011 in Vancouver: Things to do

So much fun stuff is happening in Vancouver during the month of February! Here’s a list to pick and choose from:

Feb 2 –  The Flame: Storytelling at the Cottage Bistro on Main St. Starts at 7 p.m. Cost is by donation.

Feb 3 – Green Couch Sessions Party: Showcasing some of the featured musicians on Green Couch Sessions. Show starts at 8pm at The Cobalt on Main St. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Feb 3 – There will be a free screening of the new Vincent Moon + Efterklang film at W2 Storyeum in downtown from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Seating is limited.

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February 2011 in Vancouver: Things to do

Vancouver LunarFest 2011 – February 3 – 13, 2011

Vancouver LunarFest 2010's Lantern Forest

If you were in Vancouver for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and you spent anytime downtown, you undoubtedly remember the amazing, first-of-its-kind Lantern Forest that lit up Granville Street between Robson and W Georgia; that display—part of Vancouver LunarFest 2010—attracted 500,000 visitors and was the venue for the whimsical 2010 Lunar New Year Lantern Procession (see 2010 photos here).

Returning as an annual Vancouver event, Vancouver LunarFest 2011 will once again fashion a unique lantern display downtown, this time in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) (on the W Georgia St. side), that will run from February 3 – 13, 2011. Prepare to be awed by this year’s creations: LunarFest 2011 will create a “Lantern Aquarium,” where beautiful oceanic creatures from around the world will transform into lanterns. (I can’t wait to see it!)

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Vancouver LunarFest 2011 – February 3 – 13, 2011

Lunar New Year Lantern Procession & LunarFest

LunarFest's Lantern Procession parades down Granville Street

I just got back from downtown’s packed Granville Street—ever since the Olympics began, the car-free portion of Granville Street, particularly around Robson, has hosted impromptu street parties every night—where I caught the last of today’s Lunar New Year festivities, LunarFest’s Lantern Procession.

Starting on Granville just south of Robson and marching through the Lantern Forest between Robson and Georgia, the Procession’s marvelous stilt-walking “moon walkers” and “light carriers” created a carnival atmosphere, turning the crowded street into even more of a party than usual!

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Lunar New Year Lantern Procession & LunarFest