According to Chinese tradition, the Lunar New Year marks the transition between Chinese zodiac signs and the beginning of a new year on the lunar calendar. We will be celebrating the Year of The Rabbit this upcoming year, which means we can all expect harmony and prosperity. So there is plenty to celebrate! Check out the great events happening in HRM and beyond that will help you celebrate the Lunar New Year with style.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with The Halifax Shopping Centre (January 22nd): Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with interactive performances, educational workshops and a sweet sampling that will delight the senses. Halifax Shopping Centre will be celebrating the Lunar New Year in a big way with these fantastic events and more.

Chinese Lunar New Year at Alderney Landing (January 22nd & 29th): There will be demonstrations in both traditional calligraphy writing and the contemporary artworks of Xu Bing at the Alderney Landing Sunday Market.

Ring in the Year of The Rabbit with Yoga and Bunnies (January 22nd): What better way to kick off the year of the Rabbit than Yoga with Bunnies? Proceeds from this playful and light one-hour, all-levels yoga class will go to 10,000 Carrots Rabbit Rescue. Yes, there will be real bunnies!

Pancake Pyjama Party at Pier 21 (January 22nd): It is time to get cozy, have fun and celebrate the many cultures and experiences of people in Canada. Learn about the Lunar New Year along with other cultural celebrations throughout our country.

Lunar New Year at NSCC (January 21st): NSCC Cumberland Campus is hosting a family-friendly cultural celebration with crafts, activities, music and food to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Community Arts Sunday Lunar New Year Celebration (January 22nd): Experience the music, culture, and food of East Asia. Join the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts for a Community Arts Sunday in celebration of the Lunar New Year.