Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) is approaching faster than the beat of a lion dance. I should know; I just lost half an hour watching the Lion Dance Championships on YouTube.
The first day of the Year of the Dragon is January 23 and the festivities keep rolling for another 15 days. Dana covered Vancouver’s packed Chinese New Year event schedule, including the parade in Chinatown January 29. Thanks to the region’s robust Chinese-Canadian population, there’s a lot of celebratory events outside of Vancouver too.
Here’s a round up of Chinese New Year events in the communities surrounding Vancouver. Bonus: The events below are all inside, so you can stay warm and dry. Continue reading:
Chinese New Year 2012: Five fab regional events