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Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year is an annual 15-day festival in China and Chinese communities around the world that begins with the new moon that occurs sometime between January 21 and February 20 according to Western calendars. Communities across Metro Vancouver host family-friendly Lunar New Year celebrations.

Lion Dance Performance

The lion dance is a traditional Chinese dance performed during the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) to drive away all the negative energy and evil spirits and bring prosperity, wisdom, positivity, and liveliness. The dance is performed by two dancers inside an ornate lion costume accompanied by beating drums and
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Festive Light Installation
Festive Light Installation

Head to the South Granville Plaza West to see beautifully adorned red lanterns. Red lanterns are symbols of wealth, fame, and prosperity and are a significant tradition for the Lunar New Year.   Lunar New Year Light Installation When: Mid-January to early-February Location: South Granville Plaza West Address: Granville Street
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Lunar New Year Celebrations
Lunar New Year Celebrations Around Metro Vancouver

2023 is the Year of the Rabbit and many Lunar New Year Celebrations around Metro Vancouver are back in person. We will continue to update this list as more events are added throughout the next few weeks. If we’ve missed a Lunar New Year event please send us an email
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Year of the Rabbit Celebrations at Chinatown Storytelling Centre

Ring in the Lunar New Year with a FREE family-friendly celebration. Paint your own lucky rabbit and meet the God of Wealth who will be sharing blessings and passing out treats. Year of the Rabbit Celebrations When: January 22, 2023 Time: 11am-3pm Where: Chinatown Storytelling Centre Address: 168 E. Pender
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Year of the Rabbit Cantopop/K-pop Night

For all the foodies out there, don’t miss the heritage food-tasting night with bespoke Lunar New Year dishes from the neighbourhood. Learn about the cultural significance of each dish and support Chinatown’s talented chefs and take in a live Catopop/K-Pop performance. Year of the Rabbit Cantopop/K-Pop Night When: January 28th,
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Korean Lunar New Year Celebration
Korean Lunar New Year Celebration

Join the Coquitlam Public Library for a storytime in Korean and English to celebrate Lunar New Year. Traditional games and treats will follow storytime. Korean Lunar New Year Celebration When: January 21, 2023 Time: 10:30am-1:00pm Location: City Centre Branch Address: 1169 Pinetree Way, Coqutilam Website: www.coqlibrary.ca

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at Metropolis at Metrotown
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at Metropolis at Metrotown

Metropolis at Metrotown will usher in the Year of the Rabbit with cultural workshops, live entertainment and atmospheric décor. The multi-week celebrations invite shoppers to take part in a number of workshops and demonstrations, such as Chinese art, live performances, a Lion Dance, and photos with the God of Wealth.
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2023 LunarFest Vancouver

Hop into a colourful and bright New Year with LunarFest! 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit and the rabbit is considered one of the luckiest in the zodiac calendar. LunarFest is about inviting diverse communities to come together and celebrate Lunar New Year through a variety of exciting and
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Port Moody Lunar New Year Celebration

See dazzling performances and make memories as you celebrate the incoming Lunar New Year. This is a free event, but tickets are required. Lunar New Year Celebration Date: January 15, 2023 Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm Location: Inlet Theatre and Galleria Address: 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody Website: www.eventbrite.ca

The Lantern City

The Lantern City returns to light up the new year with arts and culture! Featuring artworks from Indigenous artists, South Asian artists, and more, these lanterns are highlighting the beautiful communities of Vancouver. The Lantern City Date: Jan 20 – Feb 16 Time: All Day Locations: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (North
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