The Chinese New Year festival celebrates the beginning of the new year in the traditional Chinese (or lunisolar) calendar. This year, on Tuesday, February 1st we welcome the Year of the Tiger.

In Chinese, it is known as the Spring Festival as it occurs at the start of the Spring season in the traditional Chinese calendar. It is a time of family reunion and feasting, ancestor worship, celebration and traditional customs.

Celebrate at the Garden (January 29 & 30):

Explore the corridors enhanced by traditional lanterns, enter a poetry competition to win unique prizes, place your hopes and dreams for the new year on a wishing tree, contemplate the Garden’s unique collection of Tiger items and be a part of Scavenger Hunts connecting the Garden and our friends at the Chinatown Storytelling Centre! Don’t miss the special lion dance performance by the Hon Hsing Athletic Club of Vancouver on January 29th from 1pm-2pm.

Celebrate the Garden (February 5 & 6):

Festivities will continue on Saturday, February 5th and Sunday, February 6th, with live storytelling(12pm and 2pm both days), calligraphy demonstrations (Saturday 10:30am-11:45am / 12:30pm – 1:45pm and Sunday 10:30am / 11:45am) as well as family-friendly activities across multiple craft tables in a safe and inviting environment.

Weather permitting the City Opera Vancouver will perform on February 5th at 4:30pm as well.

Entry for both weekends is by donation (suggested $5).

Lunar New Year at Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden:

When: January 29-30 & February 5-6, 2022
Time: 10am – 5pm (last entry time is 4pm)
Where: Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Address: 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver